Arctic Antarctica

Expedition: Arctic islands 2017

3 July 2017 - 11 August 2017 Wrangel Island and Chaun River

What will happen to animals and plants in the Arctic when the climate changes?

This summer, scientists worked on Wrangel Island and on the mainland by the Chaun River in the Northeast of Siberia, to study the composition of animal and plant species. The Wrangel Island and the Chaun River Delta are very satisfactory areas for studies. During the last ice age the areas were free from the ice sheet and therefore there are a lot of historic materials stored in the ground.