Monthly Archives: July 2013

Icebreakers of the World!

Take a look at the current ‘standing stock’ of ice-capable ships around the world! This Major Icebreaker Chart, prepared by the USCG, is an interesting look at current and potential scientific platforms for polar research found in our Arctic and … Continue reading

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USCGC Polar Star returning to arctic service soon!

The United States Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star has returned to the Arctic Ocean for sea trials after a major renovation. This marks the final step toward reporting for active duty and in restoring heavy ice-breaking service to Nation’s arctic … Continue reading

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NMFS says “No” to ribbon seal ESA listing

NOAA and the National Marine Fisheries Service released its decision not to list the ribbon seal, of the northern Bering and Chukchi Seas, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). NOAA does anticipate a declining population in the future due to … Continue reading

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