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The bonepile in Kaktovik (07 July 08 08:51)

Published over 5 years ago by Matt Nolan

The local hunt whales, and leave the carcasses here once they take the meat off.  The polar bears know this, and show up weeks in advance waiting for the feast.

Caribou for the taking (08 July 08 12:58)

Published over 5 years ago by Matt Nolan

It seems like caribou are always in season in Kaktovik.  An unfortunate herd wandered too close to town the day before, and everyone's freezer suddenly overflowed with meat.

Snow fence on Barter Island (09 July 08 16:53)

Published over 5 years ago by Matt Nolan

Snow fences help control where blowing snow settles.  By slowing down the wind, the snow settles here instead of in town, where it would cause more problems.

Staging gear at Barter Island's runway (23 April 08)

Published over 5 years ago by Matt Nolan

We have found and sorted all of the gear shipped to Kaktovik, and are now waiting for ski plane transportation to McCall Glacier.  It's a lot of stuff!

Eroding bluffs on barter island (03 July 08 1147)

Published over 5 years ago by Matt Nolan

Ice-rich bluffs on Barter Island erode thermally and slump into the ocean, causing the shoreline to gradually eat the island.

Eroding bluffs in Kaktovik (03 July 08 1236)

Published over 5 years ago by Matt Nolan

Ice-rich bluffs on Barter Island thaw and slump into the ocean, eroding the coastline.