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Inuit hunter traveling by snow scooter on melting sea ice, Pond Inlet, Canada

Inuit hunter traveling by snow scooter on melting sea ice, Pond Inlet, Canada

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Uploaded 19 Aug 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Seal hunting (mainly on abundant ring seals) is an important part of life for the Inuit of Pond Inlet (Inuktitut: Mittimatalik). As this depends on the existence of sea ice as the habitat of ring seals and surface to drive on, threats of earlier melting of the ice is not welcomed by the local people and makes their life more risky. The economy of Pond Inlet is largely service based with government as the largest employer. Small businesses that serve the community, tourism, and art work th ...
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