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August 3, 2020

Icebreaker Polarstern and cutter Healy at North Pole

The German research icebreaker Polarstern (foreground) and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy met at the North Pole in September 2015 to survey elements in the Arctic Ocean as part of the international GEOTRACES research program.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant OCE 1458305.]

Learn more in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution news story A rapidly changing Arctic. (Date image taken: Sept. 7, 2015; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 3, 2020)

Credit: Alfred-Wegener-Institute/Stefan Hendricks (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International)

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