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Sea Ice Minimum 2016 (Photo & Video) 

Sea Ice Minimum 2016 (Photo & Video) 

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08/09/2016 
The Arctic has just reached its annual summer sea ice minimum extent for 2016, covering an area of 4.14 million km2. This is the joint 2nd lowest extent on record and is further evidence that the alarming decline of Arctic sea ice is continuing at pace.
This year’s minimum extent is well below the long-term average and scientists are warning that Arctic sea ice is not showing any signs of recovery. The 10 lowest extents on record have all occurred in the last 10 years and NASA is now calling the shrinking ice coverage “the new normal.”
During February parts of the Arctic were 16°C warmer than usual and earlier this summer, Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, was hotter than New York City. 
With 2016 looking set to be the hottest year since records began, Arctic sea ice is struggling to survive from one year to the next, growing thinner and more vulnerable year by year. 
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09 September, 2016 
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Sea Ice Floes
15 September, 2011 
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Arctic Sunrise Expedition to Svalbard
04 September, 2011 
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Sea Ice in the Marginal Ice Zone
29 August, 2011 
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Seabirds and Arctic Sea Ice
05 August, 2014 
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Ice in Arctic Ocean in Svalbard
13 April, 2016 
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Ice Floating on the Arctic Ocean
01 April, 2016 
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Icescape in Svalbard
31 March, 2016 
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Polar Bear in Svalbard
10 April, 2016 
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Polar Bears on Sea Ice
08 August, 2013 
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Walruses on Ice Floe at Kvitøya in Svalbard
14 July, 2016 
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Seal in the Arctic
12 September, 2012 
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Icescape in Svalbard
04 April, 2016 
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