Due to global warming, two subspecies of puffins mixed at the beginning of the last century, creating a hybrid species.
Alaska’s distinct — and endangered — beluga whale population faces numerous threats to its recovery. A lack of public support is not one of them
Sockeyes are the more commercially valuable species, but rules to protect Chinook that would affect all salmon fishing are giving fishermen an added incentive to take part in a monitoring programme aimed at stopping their decline
Canadian Yukon paleontologists have unveiled an unusual find from the Goldfields: a mummified Arctic gopher or ground squirrel from the Ice Age.
Ava Ocean, a marine technology company based in Ålesund, Norway, has developed a new method for collecting shellfish from the seafloor.
Scientists have conducted the first comprehensive study of the previously unexplored walruses living in the Laptev Sea.
The death of walrus Freya has moved many people worldwide and led to a lot of criticism towards Norwegian authorities. Polish author Piotr Sordyl has created a short story about Freya and the handling of society with the Arctic visitor.
A small black and white bird, the oystercatcher, is the national bird of the Faroe Islands and the bird shows that it is worth spending the summer far in the north.
While we are concerned about the animals of the Arctic in view of the ongoing climate warming, there are also extraordinary reports of ” runaways “. One of these is a young walrus named Freya. Freya has been roaming for quite some time. Walruses normally prefer the Arctic, but Freya prefers to live further south. […]
Marine biologist, research diver and TV presenter Uli Kunz talks about his impressive dive between icebergs and ice floes off Greenland.
Marine biologist, research diver and TV presenter Uli Kunz shares his impressive experiences with orcas and humpback whales off northern Norway.
Scientists are testing a new way to protect people from polar bears — and vice versa
Although no living thing is spared from climate change, Arctic wildlife is the most vulnerable. The Earth is warming 2.5 times faster than other parts of our planet.
Walruses were once widespread in the Svalbard archipelago. But 350 years of unchecked hunting pushed them to the brink of extinction. Walruses have been protected since 1952.
To protect whales, WWF Russia reports that shipping in the Bering Strait and narrow areas of the Northern Sea Route need to be restricted.
During a trip to Wrangel Island, Russian photographer Dmitry Kokh discovered polar bears living in an abandoned weather station on Kolyuchin Island.
Walruses feed almost exclusively on small molluscs. How do they get them out of the sea floor? With their tusks, it was assumed for a long time. Not true.
The number of brown bears in Scandinavia has increased over the past decades thanks to effective protection measures. Guest author Stefan Leimer tells about his encounter with bears in Finland.
Reindeer are one of the farthest north living large mammals and inhabit circumpolar tundra areas in large numbers.
Bird die-offs seem not to be common, but in the Bering region these dramatic events in the wild have been occurring over the past few years on a regular basis.
This book is like a small expedition: experience unique encounters with blue whales, reindeer, polar bears and walruses. Feel the endless expanse of wild Arctic nature.
In the second part of the series on the fate of polar bears, guest author Peter Balwin shows how a tradition has turned into a bloody business that threatens the future of the king of the Arctic more massively than climate change.
After the long break caused by the pandemic, whale watching tours in northern Norway started again at the beginning of June.
In the summer of 2021, expedition members will gather information about the polar bear population as part of the Master of the Arctic environmental project.