Earth  ID: 2141

White Sea Traps Seal Pups

According to reports, some 200,000 young seals face starvation after becoming trapped on ice in the White Sea of northern Russia. The seals, born last year, should have floated on the ice out to the nearby Barents Sea, but the ice this year has remained stuck to the shores of the White Sea.

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Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
SeaStar/SeaWiFS
2000/04/01, 2001/04/04
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Credit:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with GeoEye (NOTE: In January 2013, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye combined to become one DigitalGlobe.).
Terra/MODIS
2000/04/23, 2001/04/23
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Keywords:
SVS >> Ice
SVS >> Seals
SVS >> White Sea
GCMD >> Location >> Barents Sea
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0