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Canadian Arctic Barrier Islands from Space

June 17th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

The Advanced Land Imager on NASA's Earth Observing-1 satellite captured this image of a barrier island facing the Beaufort Sea, on the northern edge of Canada's Northwest Territories on June 23, 2004, before the ice had melted or retreated during the summer thaw.

Super Aggregation of Whales and Krill in Antarctic Bays

April 28th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

A Duke University led team of researchers has observed a “super-aggregation” of humpback whales feasting on the largest swarm of Antarctic krill seen in more than 20 years, in Wilhelmina Bay, along the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Barrier Islands Exist Pretty Much Everywhere

April 21st, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

A new and more comprehensive survey conducted by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College have increased the number of known barrier islands by 657, from 1,492 identified in a 2001 survey to 2,149, identified in the most recent study with the aid of publically available satellite imagery

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