|Nuuk, Greenland's capital|
|Nuuk's short runway|
|We used an Air Greenland Bell 212 to remove our survey equipment|
The main glacier entering the fjord system is Kangiata Nunata Sermia. In summer it often has a small area in front of the ice where dirty subglacial water upwells, bringing lots of nutrients with it. The birds love it and frequently feed there.
|The small dots over the water are hundreds of birds looking for a meal|
Some of the water entering the fjords come from the numerous ice marginal lakes that frequently drain under the ice. This one, at KNS, was first reported on by Nansen. He walked off the ice sheet at this location after the first documented crossing.
The fjord was also popular for native and old Norse settlements. The Norse lived in Greenland for several centuries and somewhat mysteriously disappeared when the climate turned less favorable. Many sites still show rock walls and traces of settlements that can be traced to them.
|Norse ruins in the ice fjord|