Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Sea-Ice-in-the-Arctic-27MZIFLQFYRW.htmlConceptually similarSea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZYOCompleted★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01UNQCompleted★★★★★★Sea Ice Research in ArcticGP01UNPCompleted★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01UNSCompleted★★★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZYPCompleted★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZYQCompleted★★★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZYRCompleted★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01UNTCompleted★★★★★★MY Arctic Sunrise in the ArcticGP01UNOCompleted★★★★View AllGP01UNRSea Ice in the ArcticPieces of pancake ice float in the sea. The ice is made of young ice shaped by the swell in the sea which pushes the ice around and makes the pieces collide, rounding the pancake shapes. A thin ridge of ice, washed onto the pancakes forms around their perimeter. The MY Arctic Sunrise is visible in the foreground. Greenpeace is in the Arctic, with a team of scientists researching the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice.Locations:Fram StraitDate:17 Sep, 2009Credit:© Nick Cobbing / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3744px X 5616pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-High angle view-Ice-Icescapes-KWCI (GPI)-MY Arctic Sunrise-One person-Outdoors-Seas-WaterShoot:Sea Ice Research in the ArcticIn summer 2009, the MY Arctic Sunrise sails to the Arctic to document the dire effects climate change has on one of the most fragile environments in the world. Independent scientists use the ship, helicopter, boats and assistance of the crew, to collect data and research the impacts of climate change. During this third section of the three-part tour, the ship travels to Fram Strait and seas to the east of Greenland and north-west of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to research the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice. That year (2009) the summer sea ice minimum was reported to be the third lowest on record. The depletion of Arctic sea ice has serious implications for many reasons. Loss of sea ice creates a positive feedback effect, when the darker ocean surface is exposed it absorbs more heat, melting the surrounding ice further. The loss of ice also threatens vulnerable species likes polar bears who depend on multi year ice to hunt for seals; their primary food source.