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A low angle shot of seal atop the sea ice. It has been equipped with a sensor.

These massive holes in the ice, known as polynyas, may appear more often as climate change advances.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New research shows how decommissioned oil rigs can become home to an abundance of fish and invertebrates.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

The Ross Ice Shelf appears to be melting in previously unknown ways. The same mechanisms could be melting other giant ice shelves, too.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Record low levels of winter sea ice devastate seabirds already struggling with climate change.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Algae and seaweed blooms in Greenland’s vast network of Arctic tidal pools offer shelter for some animals from an acidifying ocean.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Massive geoengineering projects to hold back glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica could slow sea level rise.

Brian Owens, Contributor

By hunting in the deep and dumping in the shallows, sharks deliver rich nutrients to coral reefs, helping them grow.

James Gaines, Contributor

Tethered balloons equipped with sophisticated cameras can survey threats and damage from an elevated perspective.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Citizen scientists confirm that plastic pollution is blemishing previously pristine beaches in the Arctic Ocean.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

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