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Oasis of life in the ice-covered central Arctic
Description: The ice-covered, central Arctic Ocean beyond 85° North is known for its harsh climate, low productivity and poor colonisation by marine animals. Because of the difficult ice and climate conditions, only a few scientists have had the opportunity to explore this region extensively. The current Polarstern Expedition PS101 had the goal of exploring underwater sea-beds and deep-sea trenches of the central Arctic Ocean and investigating how ice, ocean and life have changed due to the massive ice decline of recent years. [Source: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research]
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Source: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Publish Date: 10/20/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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