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NOAA Photo Library Image - arct0096

All along the HEALY's track, the ice floes are covered with melt puddles, and the freshwater created by the ice melt can lower the salt content of the surface water of the ocean. Ice floes turned around by the moving icebreaker frequently show a rotten appearance due to the melting processes occurring in all levels of the ice sheets.

Image ID: arct0096, NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Location: Arctic Ocean, Canada Basin
Photo Date: 2005 July 10
Photographer: Kelly Elliott NOAA/OAR/OER

Category: Ocean Exploration/NOAA 200th Photo Contest/

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