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Record Sea Ice Minimum

Each year in mid-September, the annual sea ice pack in the Arctic Ocean reaches a minimum before temperatures turn cold and new ice begins to form. In 2007, Arctic sea ice reached a new record low.

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Record Sea Ice Minimum

Arctic sea ice reached a record low in September 2007, below the previous record set in 2005 and substantially below the long-term average.

Published Oct 13, 2007

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