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Tiny animals provide big Arctic data

This insight will be crucial for conservation.

Hogan Films and Teton Raptor Center


The Arctic tundra is home to thousands of unique animals, including caribou, golden eagles, and polar bears.

These animals’ lives are being turned upside down by climate change, but exactly how, is a tricky question for scientists.


Climate change is warming the Arctic and melting its ice sheet, but Gil Bohrer, co-author on a new study in Science and professor at Ohio State University, tells Inverse that learning how this actually affects animals’ lives isn’t easy.