COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Researchers crack the ice to study the Arctic marine food web
Description: Scientists traveled to a town near the top of the world to study a creature at the bottom of the marine food chain--microscopic sea ice algae. Welcome to Barrow, Alaska, where a team of marine ecologists gears up to hit the sea ice--desolate terrain that is actually teaming with marine life. Local climatic changes impact algae living inside the sea ice, which may drastically affect near shore Arctic marine food webs. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 11/17/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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