Map of the Arctic ocean

From The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC): On September 11, 2015, sea ice extent dropped to 4.41 million square kilometers (1.70 million square miles), the fourth lowest minimum in the satellite record. This appears to be the lowest extent of the year

So.........the Geography of the Arctic is changing......

A Update with this Map of the Arctic ocean with each country’s respective claim, the melting ice and new possible shipping routes