Dr. George Divoky studies polar seabirds as they are affected by loss of sea ice
A single dedicated scientist's 40-year study of seabirds in the Arctic is showing how global warming's dire effects are ricochet through the entire Arctic coast ecosystem and food chains. Seabird biologist George Divoky is documenting the increases and declines of a colony of black guillemots on a barrier island just east of Barrow, the northernmost point in Alaska in the Arctic Ocean. In the 1970s there were only a few pairs of the birds nesting in wooden debris on Cooper Island. Over the year
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