Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Stormy-weather-in-the-Arctic-27MZIFLMS2R3.htmlConceptually similarStormy weather in the ArcticGP01ZY3Completed★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZY0Completed★★★★Waves on the Barents SeaGP0STQJ89Completed★★★★★★★Waves on the Barents SeaGP0STQJ87Completed★★★★★★★Waves in Heavy WeatherGP02I1ECompleted★★★★Waves in Heavy WeatherGP02I1GCompleted★★★★Sunset in the ArcticGP01ZYACompleted★★★★Faye Lewis in the ArcticGP01ZYBCompleted★★★★Porthole on the EsperanzaGP01D45Completed★★★★View AllGP01ZY4Stormy weather in the ArcticStormy weather as seen through the porthole of the MY Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace ship is traveling through Fram Strait.Locations:Fram StraitDate:13 Sep, 2009Credit:© Nick Cobbing / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Copy space-Evening-KWCI (GPI)-MY Arctic Sunrise-Outdoors-Storms (weather)-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.