09 Jun '11, 8pm

NYTimes: Small boat, big mission: An Arctic whale survey.

NYTimes: Small boat, big mission: An Arctic whale survey.

Small Boat, Big Mission: An Arctic Whale Survey By JOANNA M. FOSTER Chris Debicki Icebergs navigated by an expedition’s 46-foot craft in Disko Bay, on Greenland’s western coast. “Just when you think the sun is finally going to set, it starts coming back up again!” Chris Debicki, sleep-deprived but enthusiastic, said over a crackling cellphone connection from Ilulissat, a fishing village on Greenland’s western coast. Sled dogs may outnumber people there. Mr. Debicki, the expedition leader for the Pew Environment Group’s Oceans North Canada unit, has just embarked on an ambitious monthlong Arctic odyssey to study one of the world’s most spectacular whale migrations. His eight-member team, which includes two marine biologists and a local Inuk mechanic who is said to be able to fix anything with anything, will wend its way north through a labyrinth of floating sea ice on a non...

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