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00:03:18
Dr. Bart Kempenaers, a behavioral ecologist from the Max Planck Institiute of Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany, and his team fashion fake Sandpiper eggs, swap them for the real ones in the nest and incubate them in their lab at BASCís (Barrow Arctic Science Consortium) new research facility. Once the hatchlings emerge, they take samples from them to determine factors such as paternity. The chicks are then returned to the nest, without the mother batting a feather.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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00:03:08
What does a ringed sealís breathing hole look like and how do you find one on a vast sheet of sea ice? Dr. Brendan Kelly uses the canine skills of Cooper, a Black Labrador he trained to chase the scent of ringed seals and point to their holes. Passionate about wildlife and climate change, Melanie Duchin has loaned her dog to work with Brendan for the past 5 years.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:31:00
Alaska's coastal range is covered in literally thousands of thaw lakes. Ken Hinkel, Yongwei Sheng and John Lenters are embarking on a project to reveal the subtle energy dynamics that take place within these lake systems.

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Date: June 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
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Dr. Jewel Bennett, an endangered species biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Fairbanks field office, is in Barrow leading a survey team tracking the endangered Steller's and Spectacled Eiders' populations.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 19, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:02:32
Watch Dr. Brendan Kelly, Micaela Ponce, Kevin Bakker and Dan Carlson as they measure and tag a female ringed seal on the frozen Chukchi Sea. Follow them as they return the seal by snowmobile to her breathing hole in the Elson Lagoon - and get a little seal slap in the process.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:26:49
Inupiaq elders, local experts and scientific researchers partner on the North Slope to study and understand the changing environment. Wendy Eisner and Chris Cuomo join us to talk about their project: Indigenous Knowledge and Landscape in Northern Alaska.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 17, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:31:01
In today's program Dr. Bart Kempenaers, a behavioral ecologist from the Max Planck Institiute of Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany, talks about the research he and his team are doing on arctic breeding shorebirds in Barrow, Alaska.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 14, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:27:01
Amanda Grannas' research group at Villanova University studies a wide range of topics under the umbrella of "analytical environmental chemistry", including the impacts of pollutants in the snow and ice. We'll chat with Amanda about her current research in the Arctic.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 13, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
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Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky is researching permafrost geophysics: the relationship between the frozen ground (permafrost) and climate. Join host Julie Konop as she asks Vladimir about his most recent data.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:32:01
Weather permitting, correspondents Anne Jensen and Laura Thomas will have just returned from their first day at their field location at Nuvuk (a.k.a. Point Barrow). We'll take a look at conditions after the long winter, and watch as these scientists, and their students, prepare for a summer of digging.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: June 7, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology