From the Editor: A Virtual Fan Hitch
Inuit Sled Dogs Achieve Distinguished Visibility
Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update
New Resource of Polar Exploration Images
In Passing: Remembering Kevin Walton
Book Review: Huskies/My Friends, the Huskies
Evolutionary Changes in Domesticated Dogs:
The Broken Covenant of the Wild, Part 2
Comparative Behavior Studies in The Netherlands
In the News
Canadian Animal Assistance Team's
2009 Northern Clinics
The Chinook Project's Early Start on Veterinary Clinics
IMHO: Why Inuit Dogs?
New Website a Huge Resource
of Polar Exploration Images
Scott Polar Research Institute has recently debuted Freeze Frame – Historic Polar Images, 1845 – 1982. Launched March 4, 2009, Freeze Frame is "…the result of a two-year digitisation project that brings together over 20,000 of these photographs from both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and makes these photographs accessible online. Here you can discover the polar regions through the eyes of those explorers and scientists who dared to go into the last great wildernesses on earth." Photos are identified with information from the original sources. These images are also available for purchase.
This enormous catalog of images is easily searchable and will reveal scores of sled dog photographs from all over the polar globe, many taken during the golden age of exploration by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey/British Antarctic Survey who next month will be honoring the contribution made by British Antarctic huskies (see the "British Antarctic Survey Sledge Dog Memorial Update" elsewhere in this issue).