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Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze (27 Jan. 2011)

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In the vast icy wastes of the Arctic very little grows. It's dark for months in the winter and the freezing temperatures make it particularly inhospitable. Yet four million people live ... See full summary »

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In the vast icy wastes of the Arctic very little grows. It's dark for months in the winter and the freezing temperatures make it particularly inhospitable. Yet four million people live there thanks to ingenious survival techniques passed down through generations. In Greenland, where food is hard to come by and dogs are a crucial means of transport, Amos and his son Karl-Frederik embark on a remarkable journey across the frozen sea. They then fish for the giant Greenland shark by drilling a hole through the ice. This is food that will keep their precious dogs going for months. As winter gives way to spring the Inuit, of Canada, take advantage of an opportunity that only comes with the most extreme tides of the year. When the tide recedes hunters venture underneath the sea ice, where they have just minutes to gather a bounty of seafood from the ocean floor before the water returns. The elusive narwhal is an unexpected source of vitamin C for the Inuit of Northern Greenland, whose land ... Written by Anonymous

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