PBS showed an interesting show on Global Warming and the Arctic. It featured the work of Brenden Kelley and the Ring Seal, a favorite food item of polar bears. He was camping at the mouths of two Arctic Rivers,where “breakup” is earlier and earlier each year as the ice mass shrinks. He had to retrieve an interesting technology called Critter Cam. He and his dedicated field crew had to retrieve the camera before the ice broke up to review interesting new data about the seal.They (his crew) ,including 2 labs, and a reseaerch associate who got ice-cold wet as he helped retrieve a 178 pound seal from a small breathing hole, took wildlife capture to new heights.
It was happy and sad wildlife theatre with some real interesting shots of Narwal Whale habits, amongst other things, off Baffin Island in northern Canada as viewed by a European Researcher from Scandanavia with a hard name for an American to remember. The happy is that the arctic may be around until the centuries end. The sad is that reserchers like Brenden Kelly may be recording the demise of several Arctic Species and an entire ecosystem if we do not act now!!!! See the film on PBS. It is called “The Masters of the Arctic”. I watched it on Washington D.C. WETA station. It was quite a good film but the real dangers of Global Warming is becoming all to common as a film theme