WWF biologists Tom Arnbom and Melanie Lancaster are part of a team of researchers studying the narwhal – the unicorn of the sea.
We are all now in the swing of keeping watch for polar bears throughout the night in shifts while the camp sleeps. During the night the wind shifted and we woke to heavy snowfall. Snow in the middle of summer…it was freezing cold! The heavy snow lasted all morning and coated the tents, plants and nearby mountaintops in a white blanket.
One of the world’s toughest shore birds, the purple sand piper, paid us a visit this afternoon. Ducking under the huge sheets of ice stranded on the beach, the pair looked to be enjoying the sunshine when it finally broke through late this afternoon as much as we did. Energy levels in the camp are high as we continue to wait eagerly for the narwhals to arrive.