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Arctic Ocean (Page 2)
The Warming ArcticWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 20 Sep 2013
Welcome aboard our expedition to the Arctic ocean. From Svalbard we adventure northward towards the sea ice aboard R/V Lance, a Norwegian research vessel. While at sea we'll be posting regular dispatches and be interacting with schools. Once back on dry land we'll follow this up with lots of additional multimedia.
Arctic sea ice reaches seasonal lowBBC | 20 Sep 2013
Sea-ice extent in the Arctic appears to have reached its yearly Summer minimum, scientists report - a coverage of 5.10 million sq km.
CO2-hungry microbes might short-circuit the marine foodwebEurekAlert | 16 Sep 2013
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) A five-week long field experiment of the European Project on Ocean Acidification shows that pico- and nanophytoplankton benefit from higher carbon dioxide concentrations in the water, causing an imbalance in the food web. In addition, the carbon export to the deep and the production of the climate-cooling gas dimethylsulfide are diminished -- two important functions for the global climate.
Tiny plankton could have big impact on climateEurekAlert | 16 Sep 2013
As the climate changes and oceans' acidity increases, tiny plankton seem set to succeed. An international team of scientists has found that the smallest plankton groups thrive under elevated CO2 levels. This could cause an imbalance in the food web as well as decrease ocean CO2 uptake, an important regulator of global climate. The results of the study are now compiled in a special issue published in Biogeosciences, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.
Unprecedented rate and scale of ocean acidification found in the ArcticEurekAlert | 13 Sep 2013
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Acidification of the Arctic Ocean is occurring faster than projected according to new findings published in the journal PLoS One. The increase in rate is being blamed on rapidly melting sea ice, a process that may have important consequences for health of the Arctic ecosystem.
Cryosat observes winter ice declineBBC | 11 Sep 2013
The volume of sea ice in the Arctic hit a new low this past winter, according to observations from the European Space Agency's Cryosat mission.
University of Montana researcher finds loss of sea ice causes ecological changesEurekAlert | 22 Aug 2013
A new paper co-written by UM associate professor Mark Hebblewhite details ecological changes caused by a loss of Arctic sea ice. The paper concludes that the loss of sea ice obviously will impact the marine food web and the marine mammals that depend on sea ice habitat. Other major ecological changes in adjacent land-based habitats and species also will occur because of warming oceans.
All eyes on pivotal voyageNew Zealand Herald | 19 Aug 2013
They are intrigued, not by its cargo, but by its route - for the Yong Sheng is headed in the opposite direction from Holland and sailing towards the Bering Strait that separates Russia and Alaska. Once through the strait, it will enter the Arctic Ocean, where it will attempt one of the most audacious voyages of modern seafaring: sailing through one of the Arctic's fabled passages, the Northern Sea Route.
Greenland whitefish enters MSCWorld Fishing | 14 Aug 2013
Greenland's cod, haddock and saithe fisheries in the North East Arctic have entered into MSC assessment.
NOAA: 2012 was one of the 10 warmest years on record globallynoaanews.noaa.gov | 12 Aug 2013
Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Conditions in the Arctic were a major story of 2012, with the region experiencing unprecedented change and breaking several records.
Russia's largest aquaculture plantWorld Fishing | 07 Aug 2013
Russian Salmon Company, one of Russia's largest fish producers, has announced plans to establish a large-scale aquaculture complex in the Murmansk region of Russia, which will specialized on the production of juvenile Atlantic salmon and trout, reports Eugene Gerden.
Young harp seals in the North Atlantic at risk from melting sea iceGuardian Unlimited | 05 Aug 2013
Declining winter ice fails to create safe ice platforms for females to give birth and nurse pups, researchers say: shrinking sea ice is bad news for the baby harp seal, according to researchers from Duke University in the US. Pagophilus groenlandicus relies on stable winter sea ice to provide a safe platform to give birth and nurse the young until the pups can swim, hunt and fend off predators.