"Changing ice conditions are likely to influence the potential expansion of
Data and samples to be collected include sea floor sediments, sea ice and water samples, and plankton. Other topics of research include studies of the distributions of birds and marine mammals, including the world population of Spectacled Eiders that winters south of Saint Lawrence Island.
"The overall effort will contribute to understanding how climate change and reduced ice cover will impact the
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