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Global sea ice closes out 2016 at new record low level site description for Global sea ice closes out 2016 at new record low level
This arcticle from the Weather Network includes a short video and graphs showing sea ice statistics. 
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/global-sea-ice-closes-out-2016-at-new-record-low-level/77828

 
NASA Monitors the 'New Normal' of Sea Ice site description for NASA Monitors the 'New Normal' of Sea Ice
This article from August 2016 describes how NASA monitors sea ice levels and what their research is showing. There is an animation showing Arctic sea ice from March to August 2016. 
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-monitors-the-new-normal-of-sea-ice

 
NASA Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet site description for NASA Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
Check out the graph for Arctic Sea Ice Minimum and then scroll down to see the animated map showing the annual Arctic sea ice minimum since 1979, based on satellite observations. Move the button from 1979 - 2015 to watch the change. 
http://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/arctic-sea-ice/

 
Melting Woes: Antarctic Sea Ice at Record Lows site description for Melting Woes: Antarctic Sea Ice at Record Lows
December 2016 - "Arctic sea ice cover was lower in November 2016 than any other November in the satellite record. It turns out that the Arctic was not alone. Sea ice at the other pole, around Antarctica, also reached a record November low." (article) 
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89280

 
Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis site description for Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis
Keep up to date with sea ice conditions and impacts on the environment. This site is updated regularly and provides graphs, diagrams and key information. 
http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

 
Incredibly thin Arctic sea ice shocks researchers site description for Incredibly thin Arctic sea ice shocks researchers
December 2016 - A research expedition organized by the Norwegian Polar Institute studied and measured the sea ice in Norway, near the North Pole 
http://www.nature.com/news/incredibly-thin-arctic-sea-ice-shocks-researchers-1.21163

 
CBC: Arctic and Antarctic sea ice reach record lows site description for CBC: Arctic and Antarctic sea ice reach record lows
December 2016 - "Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say." (article introduction) 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/arctic-sea-ice-record-low-november-1.3885015
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