Melting Sea Ice in the Alaskan Arctic (image) University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Last summer was the highest ice retreat in the Arctic record, and eight of the last ten years have seen the lowest ice on record. An international team of scientists will track the biological response to sea ice retreat and the resulting environmental changes. Credit Photo by Lee Cooper/University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Usage Restrictions Must include photo credit: Lee Cooper/University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.