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NASA mission, led by Professor Kevin Arrigo, finds 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.

Max McClure
June 7, 2012