Searching for Ice in the Greenland Sea

Jul 07, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


A thick cover of fog made this a mysterious day in the Greenland Sea, where we were searching for ice. We found it! But fog made it almost impossible for the bridge team to navigate the dense pack ice. Presentations by naturalists and Global Perspective Speaker Andrew Evans were offered in the lounge all day. In the afternoon, the sky cleared up, and the show began! The bridge team did exactly what we all had been waiting for, navigating us through the very dense pack ice. We were blessed with lovely bird and seal sightings. As we heard the ice-strengthened hull pushing through the multiple year ice floes, it really felt like a true Arctic expedition.

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About the Author

Andreas Madsen

Naturalist

Andreas was born in the village of Ebeltoft on the central east coast of Denmark and has spent his childhood years with the sea and open fields as neighbours. For a child of the North, fishing, bicycling, skiing, and hiking come along with your first steps and nature has always had a self-explanatory role in Andreas’ life. Between studies he left Denmark to travel and it was during his months in South America he discovered his curiosity and interest for geology. 

About the Photographer

James Coleman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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