September 20th, 2011
04:34 PM ET

Rare Arctic creatures in trouble

From narwhals to polar bears to even amphipods, arctic photographer Paul Nicklen has has been documenting artic wildlife for the last decade, exploring impacts they're facing from climate change. Nicklen says that with his photography, he wants people to understand that if we lose ice, we stand to lose an entire ecosystem.


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  1. mahdee

    I am for floating islands, man made icebergs, as it were, anchored to the sea bed for polar bears to hop on.

    November 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  2. Sokman

    The icecaps and glaciers have melted and reformed thousands, if not millions of times over Earth's history, causing extinctions and changing the Earth countless times over. Its merely the circle of life on a global scale.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  3. ajd041

    This issue has been plaguing us for years and little to nothing has been done about it. The scientists have the proof that something bad is happening at the icecaps. The holes in the ozone layer caused by chloroflourocarbons are allowinf UV rays to make their way to earth's surface easier and with greater force. This triggers the melting of the ice which in turn harms a very unique ecosystem. This doesnt just affect animals people if the icecaps keep melting we could see a rise in sea level which would eventually lead to the floodng of major coastal cities and the disappearig of small islands completely off the map!

    September 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm |


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