Tom Mullikin led a small delegation to the northern most city of Barrow, Alaska to study first hand allegations of receding artic sea ice. The National Snow and Ice Data Center indicated that sea ice covered about 1.32 million square miles or 24 percent of the surface of the Artic Ocean. While visiting the area, Mullikin joined the Polar Bear Club by swimming in the Arctic Ocean off the coast near Barrow, Alaska. He also logged a National Geographic scuba dive in the Arctic Ocean. With this dive, Mullikin has logged dives in all of the world's oceans.