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Areas that contain much permafrost can look barren. But plants and animals prosper here in the summer days, when the top layer of frozen ground thaws. The caribou in this photograph, in the Noatak National Preserve, Alaska, are migrating in the early fall.
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Album name:kleitzell / Home Page Images
Keywords:caribou permafrost animal frozen ground alaska migrate migration thaw
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Image Credit:Photo courtesy Andrew Balser
Web site:http://nsidc.org/frozenground/
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Date added:Aug 17, 2010
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URL:http://nsidc.org/gallery/coppermine/displayimage.php?pos=-1139
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