A lot of things happened in the Arctic below the clouds a huge cyclone brought into the North weeks ago. I took the opportunity of a relatively thin cloud cover to zoomify a full Arctic mosaic mega image with all 24,000 x 24,000 pixel.

There was much to discover: The Nares Strait opened in the meantime letting the oldest and thickest sea ice escape out of the Lincoln Sea into warmer Baffin Bay. Last year's phytoplankton bloom in Barents was colorful and spectacular, looks like these microscopic lifeforms the foodchain is build upon meet again at same place.

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