A contemporary French diplomat, Olivier Poivre d’Arvor projects himself into the year 2048, when the Antarctic Treaty expires, the balance of power shifts towards mining or maintaining the embargo, and it becomes possible to communicate with birds.
The polar bear outlines and fills the Arctic with its wanderings, to the point of touching the imagination of human beings, who live close to them. Its image is sometimes used for more or less noble purposes. In his essay in French, Rémy Marion attempts to restore the “ice wanderer’s” natural gait.
The release period after the breeding season can quickly resemble a sea voyage where the penguins have to choose one route over another… a story of compromise.
First announced last spring of the southern hemisphere, highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI is now affecting five of the 14 species tested in South Georgia. A few suspected cases near the Antarctic Peninsula suggest that the disease is still spreading.
Southern elephant seals don’t fast completely during the drastic moulting period, but they may well go into the water, drink and perhaps even hunt, contrary to what has been established so far.
In Svalbard, freshwater fish benefit from slightly warmer water than usual in the lakes they inhabit, which could be increasingly beneficial for fishing, at least as long as the glaciers remain.
Calories are needed to combat the cold, and the reindeer have to work so hard to store up energy for the winter that they have to sleep ruminating during the summer.
Ship noise covers seven of the 41 calls made by belugas in the Anchorage area, forming an isolated population that could become extinct.
A lack of krill is thought to be the main reason for the decline in fur seals observed in the north of South Georgia. Researchers are concerned that this symptom could spread to the archipelago and the Southern Ocean.
The Royal Norwegian Guard and Band visited the king penguin Sir Nils Olav III, whom they promoted to Major General, at Edinburgh Zoo last week, as part of their performance at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2023.
Postmenopausal female orcas protect their sons from aggressive social interactions. Their daughters, on the other hand, do not benefit from this same maternal treatment.
Exceptional images of a species of octopus from the Cirrina order reveal some hidden talents of the Dumbo octopus living at the bottom of the Fram Strait in the Arctic Ocean.
A review of the research on large Arctic maritime species shows that just a few species and just a few areas are getting most of the attention