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Map_of_the_Arctic_region_showing_the_Northeast_Passage,_the_Northern_Sea_Route_and_Northwest_Passage,_and_bathymetry_NOAA

A map of the Arctic Ocean showing the routes of the Northwest Passage and Northern Sea Route. The Arctic Ocean is covered with floating ice in winter, but the area of sea ice cover in late summer has decreased 14 percent per decade since 1979. The Arctic Ocean is projected to be ice-free in summer within decades.

Credit: NOAA/via Wikimedia

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Uploaded on July 2, 2018