Arctic Ocean

Since we were unable to get to Point Barrow because it was fogged in, we touched the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay, on the Beaufort Sea.

sign

peat layer shore people wading Paul touching the sea oil barrels waves edge

Prudhoe Bay is a long ways north of the tree line, but a lot of driftwood accumulates, floating down the rivers.

driftwood driftwood

Feathers of glaucous gulls, Larus hyperboreus:

feather feather feather feather feather feather

Longtail ducks, Clangula hyemalis, formerly called oldsquaw.

ducks

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Last modified 5 September 2016