[Coral-List] Climate report from the Arctic

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Wed Jan 6 13:29:50 EST 2010

>>US Weather Bureau Report
>>The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in 
>>some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a 
>>report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at 
>>Bergen , Norway . Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and 
>>explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate 
>>conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. 
>>Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met 
>>with as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 
>>3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses 
>>of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the 
>>report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have 
>>entirely disappeared.. Very few seals and no white fish are found 
>>in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts, 
>>which have never before ventured so far north, are being 
>>encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
>>    I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 
>>1922 as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post. 


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