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River piracy diverts glacial runoff from Bering Sea to Pacific
Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy'
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The melt from the Yukon's Kaskawulsh glacier now flows mostly into the Alsek River and ends up in the Pacific Ocean instead of the Arctic's Bering Sea.

It seemed to all happen in about one day -- last May 26 -- based on river gauge data, said Dan Shugar, a University of Washington Tacoma professor who studies how land changes. A 100-foot (30-meter) tall canyon formed at the end of the glacier, rerouting the melting water, Shugar and his colleagues wrote in a study published in Monday's journal Nature Geoscience .

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Global warming can do anything.  Even be a pirate.
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