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An Arctic Fox’s Epic Journey: Norway to Canada in 76 Days https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/world/europe/arctic-fox-travels-journey.html

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"The animal left Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago on March 26, 2018, and reached Ellesmere Island in Nunavut two and a half months later. The details of the trek were released last week, and the researchers also published an animated map showing the fox’s journey. Using a satellite tracking device, researchers determined that in one day alone, the fox, a female, had traveled about 96 miles. “This is, to our knowledge, the fastest movement rate ever recorded for this species,” Ms. Fuglei said in the report, which she wrote with Arnaud Tarroux of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research."

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"Sea ice plays a vital role in foxes’ ability to migrate between areas and find resources, the study noted. But that ice has become increasingly threatened as a result of climate change. Svalbard Archipelago has been particularly affected by rising global temperatures, experts say. A study from the Bjerknes Center, a Norway-based climate research organization, found that the area had experienced significant loss of sea ice and was on course to continue warming up. Ola Elvestuen, Norway’s environment minister, called the study “another example of how important sea ice is to wildlife in the Arctic.” “The warming in the north is frighteningly fast,” he said, adding, “We must cut emissions quickly to prevent the sea ice from disappearing all summer.”"

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