MLS of zodiac being lowered from side of icebreaker "John A. Macdonald", closer shots of sailor rowing. MLS of ship anchored off Beechey Island in spring (March). Various shots of activity on bridge, CSs of helmsman. BOATING SHOTS of loose ice floes off coast. LS of ship sailing on calm water near edge of ice, closer shots of helicopter on aft deck. HASs of smaller research boat being lowered from side, shot of boat moving away in fog.