Photo: Alaska Coast Eroding Fast



The sea is eating away at Alaska's northern coast with alarming speed (above, erosion in progress in summer 2009), a new video of time-lapse photographs shows.

The collapse may be caused in part by declining sea ice in the summer and increasing sea temperatures in the Arctic, experts said in September 2009.

Video still courtesy Benjamin Jones and Christopher Arp, Alaska Science Center, USGS


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