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Marine Biological Laboratory

Cottongrass Regrows at Site of Anaktuvuk River Fire in Arctic Alaska

Caption: MBL scientists are seeing dramatic changes in the Arctic landscape as warmer temperatures prevail, including taller, denser vegetation and more frequent wildfires. Here, an unusual bloom of cottongrass blankets the scorched earth after a massive wildfire in Arctic Alaska.

Credit: E. Stone

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