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Arctic Ocean Photo Gallery

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The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities such as shipping, bottom trawl fishing and oil exploration, according to a scientific report launched on 4 April 2017 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the US-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. The report identifies seven globally significant marine sites in the Arctic Ocean that warrant protection and could potentially qualify for World Heritage status.  

Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Author: Maksim Antipin
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Author: Maksim Antipin
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Author: Maksim Antipin
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Author: Maksim Antipin
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Author: Maksim Antipin
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
Author: Maksim Antipin
Beringia National Park (Russian Federation) / Берингия (Росси́йская Федера́ция)
Copyright: © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия)
View at southern coast of Franz-Josef Land Archipelago (Mabel Island) (Russian Federation)
Copyright: © Vladimir Melnik / Open Ocean: Arctic Archipelagos Project
Glacier landscapes are typical of High Arctic Archipelagos. Franz-Josef LAnd (Russian Federation)
Copyright: © Vladimir Melnik / Open Ocean: Arctic Archipelagos Project
View at Severnaya Zemlya from the Laptev Sea (Russian Federation).
Copyright: © Maria Gavrilo
Greenland
Copyright: © Hans Henrik Tholstrup / The Natural Museum of Denmark
Greenland
Copyright: © Hans Henrik Tholstrup / The Natural Museum of Denmark
Greenland
Copyright: © Hans Henrik Tholstrup / The Natural Museum of Denmark
Ribbon seal on ice on Karaginsky Island in the Bering Sea. Photo by Vladimir Burkanov, 1996.
Copyright: © Vladimir Burkanov (NOAA)
Beluga whale pod in the Chukchi sea
Copyright: © Laura Morse (NOAA)
Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella).
Copyright: © F. Deines of USFWS
Bowhead whale and calf in the Arctic
Copyright: © Corey Accardo (NOAA)
Bowhead whales in the Arctic
Copyright: © Amelia Brower (NOAA)
Killer whales in Southeast Alaska
Copyright: © Janice Waite (NOAA)
Cape Brewster, Scoresby Sound.
Copyright: © Peter Lyngs
Little auks passing over the mouth of Scoresby Sound.
Copyright: © Peter Lyngs
Franz Jozef Island
Copyright: © Peter Sobolev
Franz Jozef Island
Copyright: © Peter Sobolev
Franz Jozef Island
Copyright: © Peter Sobolev
New Siberian Islands.
Copyright: © Peter Sobolev
New Siberian Islands.
Copyright: © Peter Sobolev
Jakobshavn icefjord
Copyright: © Spencer Weart
Polynya in North Greenland
Copyright: © Euphro
Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea), adult plumage
Copyright: © This work is copyright Josh M. London and licensed under the Creative Commons ...
Author: Josh M. London
Phytoplankton - the foundation of the oceanic food chain.
Copyright: © NOAA MESA Project
A beluga whale swims in Chedabucto Bay.
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Author: BRIAN J. SKERRY/National Geograp
A pod of male narwhals gather at the Arctic ice edge to eat cod.
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Author: PAUL NICKLEN/National Geographic
A bowhead whale surfaces from a dive at the floe edge.
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Author: PAUL NICKLEN/National Geographic
Family portrait, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) standing still on pack ice in the Canadian Arctic.
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Author: RALPH LEE HOPKINS/National Geogr
Nutrients from sea birds drop into the ocean nourishing sea life.
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Author: PAUL NICKLEN/National Geographic