COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Solving the mystery of the Arctic's green ice
Description: In 2011, researchers observed something that should be impossible - a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything requiring photosynthesis to survive. So, how was this bloom possible? Using mathematical modeling, researchers found that thinning Arctic sea ice may be responsible for frequent and extensive phytoplankton blooms, potentially causing significant disruption in the Arctic food chain. [Source: Harvard University]
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Source: Harvard University
Publish Date: 4/6/2017
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