animal migration


Physical Geography

Modeled optimal September navigation routes for hypothetical ships seeking to cross the Arctic Ocean between the North Atlantic (Rotterdam, The Netherlands and St. John’s, Newfoundland) and the Pacific (Bering Strait) during consecutive years 2006–2015 and 2040–2059. Source: Smith and Stephenson, 2013.Modeled optimal September navigation routes for hypothetical ships seeking to cross the Arctic Ocean between the North Atlantic (Rotterdam, The Netherlands and St. John’s, Newfoundland) and the Pacific (Bering Strait) during consecutive years 2006–2015 and 2040–2059. Source: Smith and Stephenson, 2013.

The Impacts of Arctic Melt Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

A team of researchers analyzes what is happening to animal migration as the Pacific and Atlantic oceans connect due to Arctic melt in an article published in Global Change Biology.