Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a U.S. National Park in Alaska. It is the second largest at 13,238 miles, about the same size as Switzerland. The park’s name comes from a nature activist who, while exploring the North Fork of the Koyukuk River, saw two mountains, Frigid Crags & Boreal Mt., flanking the river on each side and christened this portal the “Gates of the Arctic”. What is remarkable is that such a large chunk of land has remained one of the most remote and unspoiled places in the world. No roads lead into the park, and there are no trails or bridges inside. Gates of the Arctic National Park’s summer season is from mid-May to mid-September. The main park ranger station is located in Anaktuvuk Pass. The village hosts visitors from around the world, and offer tours about life in the village.
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Arctic climate is now rapidly warming, so Greenland Ice Sheet shrinks faster. Greenland’s ice sheet, which is two-miles thick and covers an area about the size of Mexico, has lost mass at an accelerated rate over the last decade. Glaciers in west Greenland are melting 100 times faster at their end points beneath the ocean than they are at their surfaces, according to a NASA/university study. It is caused by warmer ocean waters. This reason is a dominant factor in the current evolution of Greenland’s glaciers.
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Typical food that is eaten by polar bear are seals and fish. Photos capture different situations like patiently waiting, hunting on breathing hole, starving, eating seal, walking on pack ice near open water …
Height: Average adult male 8.5 ft. (2.6 m) Average adult female 6.5 ft. (2 m)
Weight: Average adult male 900 lbs. Average adult female 500 lbs
Color: Off-white fur with black nose, eyes and mouth
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