31 Dec '13, 3pm

Warming Waters: Atlantic Ocean Zooplankton Are Now Reproducing in Arctic Waters

31 Dec 2013: Atlantic Ocean Zooplankton Are Now Reproducing in Arctic Waters The amphipod Themisto compressa For the first time, scientists have discovered species of Atlantic Ocean zooplankton reproducing in Arctic waters . German researchers say the discovery indicates a possible shift in the Arctic zooplankton community as the region warms, one that could be detrimental to Arctic birds, fish, and marine mammals. Studying traps that have been suspended for 13 years in the Fram Strait, west of the Spitzbergen Archipelago, scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute found that small species of crustaceans common to the Atlantic are increasingly moving into Arctic waters. The researchers found fertile females as well as individuals at all stages of development, showing that the Atlantic species is reproducing in the frigid waters. The one-centimeter amphipods are smaller t...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/atlantic_ocean_zooplankton__a...

Tweets

Why the Arctic is drunk right now

Why the Arctic is drunk right now

grist.org 06 Jan '14, 10pm

Perhaps the best analogy yet for the insane cold weather now afflicting the U.S. came from science blogger Greg Laden , wh...

Nations vie for clout in Arctic; US far from lead

Nations vie for clout in Arctic; US far from lead

stripes.com 01 Jan '14, 11am

This June 6, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee rankin...

Explore 656 Feet Below the Ocean Surface With Your Very Own Submarine

Explore 656 Feet Below the Ocean Surface With Y...

justluxe.com 31 Dec '13, 8pm

Whenever I see a personal-sized submarine I think of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou — you know, when nearly the entire...

Fewer days of spring snow is an indicator of climate change in the Arctic.

Fewer days of spring snow is an indicator of cl...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 Jan '14, 5pm

Perhaps nowhere on Earth is the transformation between seasons so extreme as in the Arctic, especially in the spring. Land...