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2011-03-03 12:27:56

Phytoplankton peak arising up to 50 days early, with unknown impacts on marine food chain and carbon cycling Warming temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic may be behind a progressively earlier bloom of a crucial annual marine event, and the shift could hold consequences for the entire food chain and carbon cycling in the region. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, along with colleagues in Portugal and Mexico, plotted the yearly spring bloom of...

2011-03-02 18:07:00

SEATTLE, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported February operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 19.0 percent increase in traffic on a 16.5 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 1.7-point increase in load factor to 81.5 percent. Alaska also reported that 82.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in February, a 4.1-point decrease compared to the 86.2...

2011-02-28 17:48:00

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2011-02-28 05:00:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to customer and industry demand, Lynden Transport is offering new scheduled Less-than-Truckload (LTL) service to Oklahoma and North Dakota. Starting March 1, Lynden Transport trucks will depart twice weekly from Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa bound for Williston, ND and points in Alaska and Canada. Lynden Transport has supported the oil industry for years with Alaska Alcan Highway Service departing twice weekly from...

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2011-02-23 07:57:51

The Canadian government announced Tuesday it plans to invest 35 million dollars in meteorological and navigational warning services in the Arctic over the next five years to provide enhanced accessibility to weather data and shipping information for mariners, businesses and the general population there. Researchers suggest that global warming could leave the region free of ice by 2030, which could open up navigation and access for oil companies looking to capitalize on the massive reserves...

2011-02-18 07:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Petroleum, Inc. dba Miller Energy Resources ("Miller") (Nasdaq: MILL) a high growth oil and natural gas exploration, production and drilling company announced today that it has received approximately $1.5 million from the Cook Inlet Pipe Line Company ("CIPL") as its 2010 true-up payment. Last November, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska ("RCA") approved a pipeline tariff settlement between Miller's Alaskan subsidiary, Cook Inlet...

2011-02-10 07:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Petroleum, Inc. dba Miller Energy Resources ("Miller") (Nasdaq: MILL) a high growth oil and natural gas exploration, production and drilling company announced today that it has received a tax credit payment of over $2 million from the State of Alaska. The passage and codification of Alaska Senate Bill 309 and House Bill 280 last year allows Miller to recover up to 40% of drilling and exploration costs for Alaska energy projects through...

2011-02-08 08:00:00

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2011-02-07 10:55:33

The Coast Guard admiral who led the US response to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill said today that the US is ill-equipped to respond to a possible major oil spill event in the Arctic. Retired admiral Thad Allen told reporters this week that only one of the US Coast Guard's three ice breakers is operational and would be available to respond to a disaster off Alaska's northern coast, which is icebound for much of the year. Fran Ulmer, former Alaska lieutenant governor said that before...

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2011-01-28 09:30:00

Temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean currents flowing north into the Arctic Ocean are at their highest levels in nearly 2,000 years, and could ultimately lead to summers that are ice-free in the North Pole region, researchers claim in a new study. The waters of the Fram Strait, which is located at the northern end of the Gulf Stream near Greenland, have gotten approximately 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer over the past century, study leader Robert Spielhagen of the Academy of Sciences,...


Latest Arctic Ocean Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Baffin Bay
2013-04-18 13:21:50

Baffin Bay, which is located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s connected to the Atlantic by Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. A narrower Nares Strait connects the Baffin Bay with the Arctic Ocean. The Baffin Bay is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by Baffin Island towards the west, Greenland towards the east, and Ellesmere Island towards the north. It is connected to the Atlantic through the Davis...

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2007-10-23 16:48:25

The Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus), or Square Flipper Seal, is a seal found in or near to the Arctic Ocean. Its most characteristic feature is the whiskers on its face. When dry, the whiskers curl up giving the bearded seal a raffish look. Other distinguishable features are the square fore-flippers and thick bristles pn their muzzles. Adults are grayish-brown in color, darker on the back, rarely with a few faint spots on the back or dark spots on the flanks. Occasionally the face and...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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