Another explanation is "predator avoidance," with the bowheads steering clear of orca whales.
The rate of loss has risen from 0.8 trillion tonnes per year in the 1990s to 1.3 trillion tonnes per year by 2017.
The researchers said despite seasonal periods of growth, Greenland has lost 3.5 trillion tons of ice since 2003.
Massive chunk of Greenland's ice caps has broken off, falls into the sea; evidence of rapid climate change
The ice came off a fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden and is around 110 square kilometres big.
Climate change causes Canada's last remaining 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf to break apart into iceberg islands
Temperatures from May to early August in the region have been five degrees Celsius warmer than the 1980 to 2010 average.
While examining climate models of ancient Mars they found that it was much colder during the time that the valleys were formed.
Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region hits a new record high temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius
Average temperatures in Svalbard could rise by a total of 10C by 2100 if world greenhouse gas emissions keep climbing.
The readings that were taken by the base still needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and that is supposed to take months.
Scientists, using robotic kayaks, suggest that glaciers are melting underwater much faster than predicted
This rapid melting of the glaciers has an effect on the rest of the world and is contributing to sea-level rise.
A previous study had shown that thawing permafrost on land releases large quantities of greenhouse gases.
If the emissions are not reduced, the estimated number of Emperor Penguins that will decline will be 31 percent.
The difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of heating is important for the poles, which warms faster than the global average.
Not convinced climate action is urgent? Here's what happens to Earth over 1.5 degrees Celsius of global heating
At 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, we could expect to lose between 70 and 90 percent of our coral reefs.
The tropics in general and India must focus on the lack of long-term sustained Indian and Pacific ocean observations.
Warming oceans, melting glaciers have been 'taking the heat' from climate change for decades: IPCC Report
Experts highlighted that countries will either have to pay the cost of climate-related damages now, or invest in climate adaptation for the future.
IPCC Oceans and Cryosphere Report: Melting glaciers and natural disasters in Himalayas to become more frequent
Mitigating climate change and adapting to its effect in high mountains won't be easy, but it is the need of the hour.
IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere releasing today: What to expect from UN's latest climate change assessment
The report looks at the effects of climate change on oceans and has been written by 104 scientists from all over the world.
Saudi Arabia held up the adoption of the Summary for Policy Makers. 30-odd pages that were vetted line-by-line.
The scientists want to know whether the melting is being caused more by warm air or warm seawater.
Wind turbines will pump seawater to the surface which will be frozen into “snow” to weigh the sheet down.