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"House Hunters Walrus"


December 14, 2012

image of the German research vessel Polarstern Walrus use sea ice as a reproductive, migration and resting habitat. However, as sea ice melts and recedes, this marine mammal increasingly is threatened. A University of Delaware research team has developed a novel camera system to map the surface topography of arctic sea ice in 3-D, with accuracy to 10-20 centimeters. Full Story

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