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Watch: New video shows sledge dogs running on Greenland melted ice

Watch: New video shows sledge dogs running on Greenland melted ice
Copyright Steffen M. Olsen // Blue Action
Copyright Steffen M. Olsen // Blue Action
By Alice Tidey
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A picture that went viral last month that appeared to show dogs running on water raised alarm bells about the acceleration of ice melt in Greenland. Now scientists have released a video.

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Danish scientist Steffen Olsen whose picture of the Greenland ice melt went viral last month has now released a video.

The 60-seconds of footage shows sledge dogs trudging through crystal-clear water, which is hiding the ice sheet underneath. One of them appears to be struggling.

It was captured on June 13 on a routine mission through the Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland. The picture went viral, serving as a warning about the speed at which Arctic ice is melting.

READ MORE: The viral image that illustrates the scale of melting ice in Greenland

Ice melting in that area is not unusual, the Danish Meteorological Institute noted, but it happened earlier in the season than expected.

Temperatures in Nuuk, in south-western Greenland, were higher than usual in June.

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Temperatures in Nuuk, Greeland in June 2019.Accuweather
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