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Three Levels of Arctic Sea Monster Fossils Revealed

This year’s field season up in the Svalbard archipelago is revealing marine reptile fossils of different kinds spanning millions of years.

Munch’s “The Scream” Stolen From Face in a Rock?

An strange and anonymous donation to the University of Oslo reveals the original inspiration for one of the world’ most iconic images.

Explorer Allows Public Access to Results of Sea Monster Search

NG Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum recently returned from an expedition to Spitsbergen Island in the Arctic Circle excavating the remains of ancient marine reptiles worthy of the most fantastic Norse legends. Now you can access the results of their search for free!

Spitsbergen Expedition: Grand Finale

After two weeks excavating ancient “sea monster” fossils above the Arctic Circle, NG Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum and his team pull one last set of bones from the Earth and bid farewell to a site like none other.

Spitsbergen Expedition: Final Excavation

As the annual field expedition searching for Arctic sea monster fossils draws to a close, the team must decide which sites to excavate, and which to leave for future expeditions. And of course, there’s another snow storm to deal with.

Spitsbergen Expedition: Fossil Hunting in a Snow Storm

With limited time for the expedition, the team must continue the work searching for and excavating fossils despite the sudden arrival of a bitterly cold and wet Arctic snow storm.

Spitsbergen Expedition: Ancient “Flipper’s” Flipper

Excavations continue at Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum’s fossil finding expedition, as the weather turns surprisingly warm, and the flipper of a dolphin-like ichthyosaur is revealed by a team member on video.

Spitsbergen Expedition: More Fossil Finds and a “How-To” Lesson

As the team hits the one-week mark, new discoveries continue to be made, and the team reveals how to plaster a fossil find. (Useful information to have, next time you’re digging through shale in the arctic.)

Spitsbergen Expedition: Animals Big and Small

A nearby polar bear puts the team on high-alert, as plesiosaur excavations continue, and sea urchin fossils are discovered just outside camp.

Spitsbergen Expedition: Plastering Fossil “Sea Monsters”

Jørn Hurum’s team revels in the chance to play with plaster, as the fossils of ancient “sea monsters” are preserved after the first few days of excavations in Svalbard.

Spitsbergen Expedition: This Is Where the Fun Starts!

In the third update from 2011 Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum’s fossil-finding expedition in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, the team identifies several 150-million-year-old “sea monsters”.

Spitsbergen Expedition 2011: Day 2

In the second update from 2011 Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum’s fossil-finding expedition in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, the team begins to uncover the first new fossils of the season.

Spitsbergen Expedition 2011: Day 1

For the next two weeks, 2011 Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum will be leading an expedition to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, continuing the work that has yielded many spectacular fossils through the years. In the first update, the team sets up camp wary of large numbers of polar bears in the area.

NG Emerging Explorers Class of 2011

Fourteen visionary, young trailblazers from around the world—including an astrobiologist, a Middle East peace worker and cultural educator, a wastewater engineer, a filmmaker and a science entrepreneur—have been named to the 2011 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers.