Day 5: Under Coast Guard escort

Location of ship 5
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CCGS Des Groseilliers breaks the ice

Once all of the expedition team had made it safely onboard their expedition vessel Akademik Ioffe, the Coast Guard icebreaker then cut a path through the ice in Frobisher Bay.  As the bay is quite long both ships had to carefully manouever their way together for more than 12 hours through the sea ice before arriving to the relatively open waters of the Davis Strait.

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Day 5: Under Coast Guard escort

A view from the front of a ship in icy water.
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Ice habitat

Sea ice is critical habitat for much of the life, big and small, in the Arctic. Many times, walruses and polar bears use sea ice to travel around.

A walrus sitting on sea ice.