The Arctic is a vast, ice-covered ocean, surrounded by tree-less, frozen ground, that teems with life, including organisms living in the ice, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, and human societies. Changes in the Arctic are happening rapidly. Expeditions supported by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research are helping to provide data needed to assess rapid environmental change not only in the Arctic, but around the globe, so that we can prepare for future global impacts. This playlist includes highlights from some of those expeditions to the Arctic.


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