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UD Scientist Sees Arctic Ice Loss Firsthand
August 27, 2012
A University of Delaware marine scientist can confirm some loss of Arctic sea ice firsthand. In a short video he produced, Andreas Muenchow, aboard the Canadian icebreaker Henry Larsen, shows the ice-free sea off Petermann Fjord that he and his colleagues were sailing in--an area that for ages had been covered by floating ice shelves.
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