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A group of all-women explorers will attempt to set a world record in 2016 by snorkeling the Northwest Passage on the SEDNA Expedition. Their primary goal is to raise awareness of shrinking sea ice in the Arctic. Epic expeditions such as this require epic preparations as they will have to deal with extreme cold and possibly hungry Polar Bears and Walrus. Susan Eaton is organizing the expedition and talks about the journey and what it’s all about on this week’s Planet Earth Diver.

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She’s travelled from the Siberian mountains to the Libyan deserts. But the most dangerous place she’s been is where she feels most at home — under the water.

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The day before I departed on an extreme snorkelling expedition to Nunavut, I camped out in the living room, packing and repacking my gear. Triumphant, I succeeded in reducing my kit—it covered the entire living room floor—to approximately 200 kilograms which included an arctic-rated dry suit, mask, fins and snorkel, a hydrophone to record whales’ vocalizations, five layers of clothing, including a huge parka, several cameras with waterproof housings, a computer, and a suite of geological maps, the latter a must for any earth scientist.

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On April 21, 2014, Sedna Epic Team Leader Susan R. Eaton was interviewed on CBC Radio. Click the link below to listen to Susan's interview.

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An intrepid team of 10 women divers are preparing for the experience of a lifetime snorkeling the arctic with a little help from their expedition namesake, Sedna, Inuit Goddess of the Sea .

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The Northwest Passage, spanning 3,000km from Pond Inlet, Nunavut, to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories, was daunting enough when Roald Amundsen became the first person to unlock its secrets back in 1906.

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A New Zealand woman plans to go snorkelling in the Arctic in order to study the impact of global warming - and she's even looking forward to it.

Freezing water, blasted by gale-force winds, strewn with icebergs and populated by predatory polar bears, tusked walruses and stinging jellyfish.

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Susan Eaton, a Calgary-based geologist, geophysicist, journalist and Arctic and Antarctic snorkeler, is leading two all-female extreme snorkel relays to the Canadian Arctic in 2014 and 2016.

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Susan Eaton, a Calgary-based geologist, geophysicist, journalist and Arctic and Antarctic snorkeler, is leading two all-female extreme snorkel relays to the Canadian Arctic, in 2014 and 2016. “The purpose of the proof of concept expedition (July 2014) and the larger Northwest Passage snorkel relay (summer 2016), is to raise awareness of disappearing sea ice and climate change in the Arctic and to engage Inuit women and girls in building sustainable communities, she told ExplorersWeb.

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I heard the deep thumping sound of the rotor blades long before the two combat-green CH-146 Griffon helicopters crested the hill and landed beside our group huddled around a makeshift Inuit hunting shed on the northern tip of Baffin Island.

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