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Arctic Report Card 2011

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment

http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/

Concludes that 6 years of observations indicate a shift in the Arctic Ocean system since 2006 characterized by persistent decline in the thickness and summer extent of the sea ice cover and a warmer upper ocean.  Biological productivity at the base of the marine food chain has increased but sea-ice dependent marine mammals continue to lose habitat.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration