Graminoid-dominated tundra with dwarf shrubs growing in national park Kytalyk, in the Siberian Arctic. The blurred areas in the image are created by heat haze, which occurs when various surfaces heat up differently and hence create turbulence in the air. Image credit: Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, University of Zurich
New Exhibition Retelling the Story of Dr John Rae
A new exhibition at the University of Aberdeen will bring together the work of one of Scotland’s most acclaimed landscape artists, Barbara Rae, and the story of Orcadian Arctic explorer, John Rae.
Whale Song in the Arctic
For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in passively listening to whales — essentially, eavesdropping on them — using existing underwater fibre optic cables.
Flood of Plastic at the Arctic
large quantities of plastic – transported by rivers, the air and shipping- can now be found in the Arctic Ocean.
The Sponge Grounds of the Arctic
Feeding on the remnants of extinct fauna beneath the Arctic Ocean , sponges – masses of them.
Visit The House of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae #DoorsOpen
The John Rae Society will hold two Open Days on 18th and 19th September, from 10 am until 4pm each day.
WATCH: Hall of Clestrain Open Day
It was a windy but dry day and hugely enjoyable as President of JRS, Andrew Appleby, led a guided tour round the outside of the house.
On 1st of August 2016 there was reported an outbreak of anthrax in Siberia. One person died directly as a result and 2,300 reindeer were killed.
John Rae Society Gifted Collection of Polar Exploration Books
The books are the entire collection of Mr John Bramwell, a life member of the society.
Sponges on the move
New research has suggested that there is evidence of trails left by sponges across the Arctic seafloor.