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Large-scale dispersal movement of a young polar fox across the Arctic

posted on 19.06.2019, 10:32 by Arnaud Tarroux
Daily movements of a young Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) female using sea ice as a bridge while dispersing from her natal area in Svalbard, Norway, to Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. The track covers the period from 1 March to 1 July 2018, and is based on Argos satellite data. The inset in the top-right corner provides a closer, more detailed view on the movement.

Map: Arnaud Tarroux, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

Movement data: Fuglei and Tarroux 2019 (Polar Research 38, 3512, doi: 10.33265/polar.v38.3512)

Sea ice data: https://seaice.uni-bremen.de, Spreen et al. 2008, J.Geophys.Res. 113

Topographic data: The GEBCO Grid 2019 (www.gebco.net)