Yesterday I attended this most interesting lecture by Professor Lora Fleming at SAMS.
Prof. Fleming talked about all sorts of aspects of how humans and other living things interact with the oceans and seas. I won't go into details, but suggest you read the brief introduction on the the SAMS website here.
It made me think about all the observations we've made and experiences we've had on our Arctic visits over the past 4 years. While my focus of attention has been mostly on the water and scenery, perhaps 2013 should see me also concentrate more on the people who live in and near the ports we visit?
(photo, reflections of Ulvik)