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Massive algal blooms under Arctic sea ice

A massive phytoplankton bloom has been found underneath the Arctic pack ice in the Chukchi Sea. The under-ice bloom, previously thought impossible, will require a complete rethinking of Arctic ecosystems – and is a potent indicator of global warming\’s effects on the far north. The 2011 NASA-sponsored ICESCAPE expedition that discovered the bloom was led […] … learn more→