Shredded GPS target

Small chunks of a shredded tarp lie on the frozen tundra near a coastal bluff.

Detailed Description

After a polar bear discovered a GPS target (like a square tarp with a black-and-white X on it) and tossed it around like a toy, it lies in pieces on the Arctic tundra near the coastal bluff area of Barter Island in northern Alaska.


Image Dimensions: 1074 x 1130

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Barter Island, AK, US


Climate impacts to Arctic coasts
The Arctic region is warming faster than anywhere else in the nation. Understanding the rates and causes of coastal change in Alaska is needed to identify and mitigate hazards that might affect people and animals that call Alaska home.