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Panel Discussion 1: ‘Polynyas’
A scientific story about the lakes that open up the in ice in the summer months which support a unique ecology and in turn attract whales to feed on their plentiful plankton. Polynyas are disappearing as the ice disappears, with unknown effects on wildlife. Polynya experts will be on board and pictures of the lifeforms that can be found in them will be available.
Panel Discussion 2: ‘Military in the Arctic’
A US Air Force B-52 which crashed near Thule, Pituffik in January 1968 was carrying four hydrogen bombs. In August 2000 it was acknowledged that only three of those were ever recovered. The lease on the U.S. airbase at Thule was renewed in 2004.
More to follow.