Saturday, 2 January 2016

Warming opens Northwest Passage to navigation

#expeditioncruising

Northwest Passage historical

Beneath the Aurora Borealis an oil tanker glides through the night past the Coast Guard ice breaker Amundsen and vanishes into the maze of shoals and straits of the Northwest Passage, navigating waters that for millennia were frozen over this time of year.

Warming has forced a retreat of the polar ice cap, opening up a sea route through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for several months of the year.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/warming-opens-famed-northwest-passage-to-navigation/article/451663#ixzz3w2kekD9k