On Our Radar: Tropical Cells in the Arctic?
Bjorkland et al., British Journal of Micropalaeontology Dictyocoryne truncatum, one of nearly 100 species of tropical or subtropical protozoa found in the Arctic Ocean. For the first time, scientists are finding tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa in the Arctic Ocean that apparently traveled thousands of miles northward on Atlantic currents. While the researchers do not attribute it directly to climate change, they say that such pulsing currents could become more common as climate change causes shifts in long-distance currents. [Science Blog] The back story of how China’s state oil company laid the groundwork before pouncing on a merger deal with Nexen of Canada. [Reuters] Taking the “Ewww” out of drinking recycled wastewater . [The New York Times] People share photographs of and anecdotes about recent “crazy” weather . [Grist]