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The Northwest Passage

Clear skies over much of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories of Canada on 2 August 2012 revealed a Northwest Passage that was largely free of ice. Besides making ship traffic easier in the region, the opening of the passage also appears to have made it possible for both large and small organisms to negotiate the route.

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