On a bit of a different line this week, we will be taking a look at some of the practicalities of doing scientific research, rather than what the research itself has discovered. It’s easy to think of scientific research being done in two ways- one in a high tech lab with fancy instruments and lots … Continue reading 32: Research Stations
Over the last 30 or so plogs, we have looked at all kinds of aspects of life in the Arctic. However, they have all been a little biased towards life on land, so this week we’re going to take a look at the life living under the sea! This will include microscopic crustaceans, jellyfish, whales, … Continue reading 31: Life in the Arctic Ocean
I don’t know about you, but I don’t really know much about Greenland other than it’s not very green, has polar bears and the President of the U.S supposedly wanted to buy it at one point. This is odd considering it is a great big land mass with people and culture and history, so to … Continue reading 30: What’s going on with Greenland?
Nature is full of intricate, precise and beautiful patterns. You only have to look at the perfect hexagons in a beehive or the delicate structure of a spider’s web to see this. These patterns are of course made by animals, but even the elements have the ability to create some quite beautiful patterns too. This … Continue reading 29: Frozen Patterns
This week we will be doing another spotlight on an Arctic animal, helping an overlooked creature get a little bit of attention and praise. This time round it’s muskox, the giant furry brown cow-like creatures that wander the tundra of the north. We will have a little look at their history, behaviour and some of … Continue reading 28: Muskox
By now most of us have probably seen a video about a turtle with a plastic straw stick in its nose, or dead whales with bellies full of fishing nets and plastic. Plastic pollution is a huge problem across the planet, and the Arctic is no exception. Even though there are only a few people … Continue reading 27: Pollution- Chernobyl, noise and heavy metals
Over the last few years the news has been full of stories of glaciers melting, retreating and disappearing but what actually are they and why does their melting matter? Confused? Never fear, this week we shall be exploring just that! We will look back into the mists of time, question why glaciers may grow and … Continue reading 26: Glaciers and Ice Sheets