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Credit: Paul Nicklen, National Geographic, WWF Canada

The clicking, buzzing and calling behavioral patterns of elusive East Greenland narwhals have been described thanks to in-depth recordings, in a study published June 13, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Susanna Blackwell from Greeneridge Sciences, Incorporated, United States of America, and colleagues.

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Prof Jorgen Berge, UiT and Dr Emily Venables, SAMS retrieve a glider from the Barents Sea during the Arctic PRIZE April cruise

Underwater robots have uncovered new evidence about life in the Arctic and, for the first time, revealed the moment the region’s marine ecosystem springs into life after the dark winter season.

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The next 10 years will be critical for the future of Antarctica, and choices made will have long-lasting consequences, says an international group of award-winning Antarctic research scientists in a paper released June 13. It lays out two different plausible future scenarios for the continent and its Southern Ocean over the next 50 years.

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Team BAS taming the Mammoth net. Source: Twitter @COMICS_Carbon

On 23 May 2018 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery began an ambitious science expedition to the South Atlantic to study the role of low oxygen zones in ocean carbon storage. The results of this investigation will help improve understanding of how the ocean’s biology contributes to the long-term storage of carbon in the ocean.

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