Study documents rising amount of sea-bottom debris
There’s more direct evidence that plastic pollution is increasing rapidly in the remote Arctic Ocean, according to German scientists, who have tracking sea-bottom litter at two research stations since 2002. The Hausgarten deep-sea observatory network includes a total of 21 stations in the Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard.
Researchers find less thick, multi-year ice and show that the dwindling ice pack will have impacts deep in the sea, and not just at the surface
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Researchers aboard the Polarstern say findings from their two-month Arctic cruise helps confirm satellite data showing that Arctic sea ice is not only shrinking, but quickly growing thinner.