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How Killer Whales are Changing the Arctic
10:09 / 709885 views / 13790 likes / 719 dislikes / 12.06.2020 / Channel: UCK2Dxvy9H1NojirvaxnEnqw


Life in the frozen North is changing. ❄️Due to climate change, seasonal pack ice extends much less than it previously did, meaning that once closed-off waterways like Eclipse Sound are now open to visitors almost all year round. ↠ Subscribe: https://shorturl.at/wBNSW

And when those visitors are highly skilled predators like killer whales, the entire ecosystem could be turned on its head... Shot in the Canadian Arctic, our latest video explores the effect that rising sea temperatures are having on iconic polar species like orcas and narwhals. We explore the importance of ice in shaping local ecosystems and find out why killer whales are the perfect predators.

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Original Productions:
"Killer Whales - Fins of Change" directed by Ben Wallis
A Terra Mater Factual Studios/Brian Leith Productions Ltd. production in co-production with Thirteen WNET/New York and NDR Naturfilm Doclights GmbH

"Whale Wisdom" directed by Rick Rosenthal
A Terra Mater Factual Studios production in co-production with Doclights/NDR Naturfilm in association with ARTE France/Unité Découverte et Connaissance produced by Wild Logic


🧷 Sources:
[1] The Canadian Press - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Arctic Bay in Nunavut: https://www.ytapi.com/w/dxhRsl_E400
[2] NASA Scientific Visualization Studio - Disappearing Ice: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4616
[3] NOAA Fisheries - Killer Whale: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/killer-whale
[4] American Film Institute: Robert J. Flaherty / Nanook of the North, USA 1922: https://catalog.afi.com/Catalog/moviedetails/1598
[5] NOAA Fisheries - Narwhal: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/narwhal
[6] University of Manitoba - Sustained disruption of narwhal habitat use and behavior in the presence of Arctic killer whales: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2059161718_Natalie_R_Reinhart
[7] Steve Ferguson et al. - Killer whale abundance and predicted narwhal consumption in the Canadian Arctic: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341273892_Killer_whale_abundance_and_predicted_narwhal_consumption_in_the_Canadian_Arctic

🎼 Music:
(Red Bull Audio Library: Disk | Title)
[1] RDR 0012 MAX COOPER | Harking Back
[2] AXD3019_018_Turnaround Ritournelle | Turnaround Ritournelle
[3] 2454 Acoustic Minimal Underscores | Mirrored Cubes
[4] DCD049-Underscores 3 | Evolution Eclipse_Ambient
[5] AXD3017 Beautiful Landscapes | Unexpected Landscapes



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