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Ice is infinitely beautiful. It is also the essense of an Arctic marine environment! Walrus and bearded seals haul out on the ice to rest and replenish their oxygen supply. Global warming will dramatically affect the distribution of those animals and polar bears. One paradox, from the view of non-arctic people, is that a warmer climate here would actually make this a less hospitable location to live!


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Copyright 2004 Floyd L. Davidson
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