REMEMBER: There are two days left to vote on the poll widgets in the right hand bar, one is for Cryosphere Today minimum daily sea ice area, the other for NSIDC minimum September/monthly sea ice extent. You can also re-vote if you like by going to the polls directly (here for NSIDC minimum monthly SIE, and here for CT minimum daily SIA). More info and all the numbers for minimums in the 2005-2011 period in this blog post.
Dr. Andreas Münchow, sea-going physical oceanographer, has been in the Nares Strait area for the past couple of weeks to retrieve moorings chock-full of data, deploy new ones and do all kinds of other exciting science stuff. He is currently in Resolute where the internet connection has allowed him to upload some photos to his blog, photos of the mega-iceberg that recently calved off of Petermann Glacier. I gratefully reproduce the photos here, for more info go to Dr. Münchow's blog, Icy Seas: