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Underreported: Massive Algae Bloom Found Under Arctic Ice

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Melt Ponds in the Arctic (Gert van Dijken)

Scientists recently made an unlikely discovery under thinning arctic ice: a massive algae bloom. Kevin Arrigo, a biological oceanographer at Stanford University who led the NASA-sponsored mission that discovered the algae, explains how it changes our thinking about arctic ecosystems and how they’re responding to climate change.

Guests:

Kevin Arrigo

Comments [1]

Scott from Rochester, NY

This report on the discovery of phytoplankton under Arctic sea ice illustrates how much we don't know about the results of human-induced climate change. The biosphere is just one big lab experiment, thanks to our insistence on introducing a constant stream of new technologies without regard to the unintended consequences accompanying them. On a different note, it's sad to see thay I am the only person to comment on this news story.

Jan. 01 2013 10:34 AM

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