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Common Eider Duck, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Eider drake stands on a roadway outside Longyearbyen, while craning its neck to vocalise its oh-oooo call. Common Eider Duck, Somateria mollissima, at the dog yard outside Longyearbyen, on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard. The eider nest between two enclosures of sled dogs on the outskirts of Longyearbyen, where the eggs are safe from the arctic fox, which is too scared to come close to the howling dogs. Picture made during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition, 2010 Listen to the Common Eider: (apologies for wind noise)

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Arctic Terns, sterna paradisea, Ny Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Arctic Tern, sterna paradisea, preparing to mate and nest in the Arctic scientific research village of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Arctic Terns, sterna paradisea, Ny Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Arctic Tern, sterna paradisea, preparing to mate and nest in the Arctic scientific research village of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Arctic Terns, sterna paradisea, Ny Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Arctic Tern, sterna paradisea, preparing to mate and nest in the Arctic scientific research village of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Purple sandpiper, Ny Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Purple sandpiper, caldiris maritma, on the beach, at Ny Alesund, Svalbard. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Ivory Gull perched above seal meat, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Ivory gull, pagophila eburnea, perched above a rack of dried seal meat at the dog yard, Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. Populations are currently in decline throughout the Arctic, possibly because of decreasing sea ice, and the PCBs and DDE found in the food they eat, for instance seal carrion from polar bear kills. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Male Snow Bunting, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Male Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, on tundra, with coal fragments from old coalmine at Ny-Alesund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Svalbard Reindeer, Ny-Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Svalbard Reindeer, Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. There's about 10,000 Svalbard reindeer, a small subspecies of mainland European reindeer, and are endemic to Svalbard. They are not domesticated, and are not owned by anyone. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Cracked Tundra, Ny Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Cracked Tundra, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010

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Seal in the harbout at Ny-Alesund, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Seal, probably Ringed Seal, in the harbour at Ny-Alesund Photographed during the Greenpeace Arctic Under Pressure expedition 2010. www.greenpeace.org/arctic2010