Seal hunts on East Coast of Canada brought back ZERO seals afetr two attempts, sea ice too thick, yet NSIDC shows low sea ice coverage there. Over in the Bering Straight, whale hunts begin, which usually are held in Autumn. NSIDC ice coverage and thickness are seriously flawed by these accounts of regional fishermen and hunters in the areas on the ice. European superfreeze continues with Italy dipping to -28C. Crops will be lost for sure.