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Video: The New Arctic

What will life look like, for humans and animals, as the Arctic ice cover diminishes?



The New Arctic from Daniel Oppenheimer on Vimeo.

Ken Dunton, professor of marine science at The University of Texas at Austin, talks about what the disappearing ice means for both animals and humans in the "New Arctic."

Dunton, who's based at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas, has been studying the marine ecosystems of the Arctic for more than 30 years. He's currently leading a team of marine scientists in a comprehensive study of the Hanna Shoal ecosystem in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast with a $5.6 million grant from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE).

Dan was publications editor for the College of Natural Sciences from 2006-2013. He is now communications manager for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

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    Joseph Kozuh Tuesday, April 02, 2013

    What about the NEW Ant-Arctic where the ice shelf is growing ... ???

    There has been NO Global Warming for the past 20 years.

    Special interest groups get $5.2 million in TAX dollars to make emotional propaganda videos about the Global Warming.

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