Giant Icebergs, Bowhead Whale and Much More: What "Kara-Winter 2014" Expedition Members Saw

16.06.2014

2-month expedition to the seas of the Arctic Ocean basin has finished. A group of scientists of the "Yamal" atomic ship studied properties and characteristics of ice in the Kara Sea, in the west of the Laptev Sea and in the west of East Siberian Sea. Great expedition passed well, and atomic ship has already returned to home port of Murmansk. The ice research was carried out by major oil companies.

During the expedition, the researchers examined about fifty hummocks and fixed about a thousand icebergs

During the expedition, the researchers examined about fifty hummocks and fixed about a thousand icebergs, five of which were studied in details to prepare 3D models. One of them, found near Peschany Cape in the Laptev Sea, had a 15 meters above-water height and 95 meters underwater height! Furthermore, scientists found a rare bowhead whale in the same sea in May, which is a rarity for biologists.