Arctic animal life – Fram Shorts http://www.framshorts.com Instant Arctic Know-How Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:53:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Killer whales and humpback whales hunt herring http://www.framshorts.com/video/killer-whales-and-humpback-whales-hunts-herring/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:34:12 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=788 This footage, made by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, are from Kaldfjord on the island Kvaløya outside Tromsø. Herring was released from a seine and the shoal attracted killer whales and humpback whales which could help themselves to their favorite food.

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Plankton munching microplastics http://www.framshorts.com/video/plankton-munching-microplastics/ Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:10:56 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=615 Even the tiniest animals in the sea are exposed to the global environmental challenge of marine litter. These little creatures are filter feeders, and indiscriminately feed on whatever is around. Microplastics in the oceans accumulate POPS, and these might then be accumulated up through the food chain when the plankton is eaten by larger animals.

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Contamination impact in the “natural laboratory” of Bjørnøya http://www.framshorts.com/video/contamination-impact-in-the-natural-laboratory-of-bjornoya/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:28:02 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=612 During recent years, researchers from several disiplines and institutions in the Fram Centre institutions  have worked together on Bjørnøya (Beer Island, Norway), studying the presence and fate of organic pollutans (POPs) in the this apparently pristine Arctic environment.

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Humpback whale outside Tromsø http://www.framshorts.com/video/humpback-whale-outside-tromso/ Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:18:11 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=607 Also this year, humpback whales come into the fjords outside Tromsø in northern Norway. Amazing for the general public and usefull for the researchers.

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From sea urchin deserts to rich kelp forests http://www.framshorts.com/video/from-sea-urchin-deserts-to-rich-kelp-forests/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:41:40 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=584 Imagine if some calamity were to destroy your favourite forest; if the rich environment that harboured animals, birds and insects were to vanish. Something very similar happened a few decades ago in the ocean off the coast of Norway. But with time, the undersea forest is recovering. Scientists from NIVA are watching the process closely.

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Threats to the white tailed eagle http://www.framshorts.com/video/threats-to-the-white-tailed-eagle/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:21:24 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=572 Noise, settlements and pollutans are among the threats to the white tailed eagle. Scientist researcher Sveinn Are Hanssen from NINA – Norwegian Institute for Nature Research explaines how.

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Environmental impact of industrial development in the north (MIKON) http://www.framshorts.com/video/environmental-impact-of-industrial-development-in-the-north-mikon-3/ Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:36:18 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=532 The Fram Centre research flagship MIKON’s objective is to do research that will strengthen the knowledge base used by the authorities in efforts to limit the “footprint” of industrial activity in the High North, and ensure that new industrial activity takes place within a responsible environmental framework.

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RESEARCH METHODS – Sediment Samples http://www.framshorts.com/video/research-methods-sediment-samples/ Mon, 06 Aug 2012 12:31:17 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=399 How do we learn how big cities affect the surrounding waters? Find out in this episode of RESEARCH METHODS with Sabine Cochrane.

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Tagging a polar bear http://www.framshorts.com/video/tagging-a-polar-bear/ Wed, 16 May 2012 11:20:23 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=353 Informational video on polar bear research done at the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Learn more about polar bears: http://www.npolar.no/en/the-arctic/birds-and-mammals/polar-bear.html

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The MOSJ Report http://www.framshorts.com/video/fram-talks-the-mosj-report/ Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:52:51 +0000 http://www.framshorts.com/?post_type=video&p=323 Polarmåke reir GWG 0311The recently published MOSJ report documents the distribution of pollutants in and around Svalbard. But what does it say?

Senior scientist Geir Wing Gabrielsen tells us in this episode of Fram Talks.

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