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2012-06-07 19:34:21

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports NASA officials announced on Thursday that an expedition they sponsored had uncovered a massive bloom of phytoplankton in the ice-capped waters of the Arctic Ocean -- a discovery which the U.S. space agency has called "as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert." The findings, which came as part of Impacts of Climate on EcoSystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment (ICESCAPE)...

2012-06-07 10:20:18

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert. A NASA-sponsored expedition punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The finding reveals a new consequence...

Arctic Ice Melt Setting The Stage For Severe Winters
2012-06-07 04:09:38

The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is hitting closer to home than millions of Americans might think. That's because melting Arctic sea ice can trigger a domino effect leading to increased odds of severe winter weather outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere's middle latitudes — think the "Snowmageddon" storm that hamstrung Washington, D.C., during February 2010. Cornell's Charles H. Greene, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, and Bruce C. Monger,...

2012-05-29 06:22:32

EVANSTON, Ill., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Alaska increased 1.8% over the past twelve months according to the 2012 Alaska Manufacturers Directory®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Alaska gained 634 industrial jobs from April 2011 to April 2012. Manufacturers' News reports Alaska is home to 927 manufacturers employing 34,125 workers. "Alaska's manufacturing sector continues to...

Circumpolar Rivers Most Responsible For High Levels Of Mercury In The Arctic
2012-05-23 04:17:55

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com If global warming trends are to continue, thermometers across the globe aren´t the only place that mercury levels will be on the rise. The concentration of mercury in the Arctic environment is directly related to forces associated with climate change, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers. Both atmospheric forces and the flow of circumpolar rivers carry the toxic metal north into the Arctic Ocean, but it turns out that the...

Researchers Measure Carbon In The Arctic Ocean
2012-05-22 03:59:49

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have conducted a new study to measure levels of carbon at various depths in the Arctic Ocean. The study, recently published in the journal Biogeosciences, provides data that will help researchers better understand the Arctic Ocean´s carbon cycle–the pathway through which carbon enters and is used by the marine ecosystem. It will also offer an important point of reference for determining how those levels of carbon...

2012-05-04 06:20:48

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sono Resources, Inc. (OTCBB:SRCI) (the "Company" or "Sono") announces that it has completed the share exchange agreement, dated April 26, 2012 (the "Agreement"), with Alaska Metals Corp. ("Alaska Metals"), a British Columbia company, and each of the shareholders of Alaska Metals (each a "Vendor" and collectively, the "Vendors"), whereby Sono has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Alaska Metals in exchange for the...

2012-04-27 06:21:50

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sono Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: SRCI) (the "Company" or "Sono") announces that it has entered into a share exchange agreement, dated April 26, 2012 (the "Agreement"), with Alaska Metals Corp. ("Alaska Metals"), a British Columbia company, and all of the shareholders of Alaska Metals (each a "Vendor and collectively, the "Vendors"), pursuant to which the Company expects to acquire the right to acquire a 100% interest in and to 46...

2012-04-26 10:28:49

SEATTLE, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaskan Leaders Foundation, in partnership with Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. (PSPINC), has announced the launch of their new website. Inviting and informational, the new http://www.alaskanleaderfoundation.org provides several new resources for learning about the Foundation, including a photo gallery page and an automatic newsletter registration feature. Alaskan Leader Foundation first connected with PSPINC through the Lenny Wilkens Foundation, and...

Ocean Found To Be Surprising Source Of Arctic Methane
2012-04-23 03:49:05

The fragile and rapidly changing Arctic region is home to large reservoirs of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. As Earth's climate warms, the methane, frozen in reservoirs stored in Arctic tundra soils or marine sediments, is vulnerable to being released into the atmosphere, where it can add to global warming. Now a multi-institutional study by Eric Kort of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has uncovered a surprising and potentially important new source of Arctic methane:...


Latest Arctic Ocean Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Baffin Bay
2013-04-18 13:21:50

Baffin Bay, which is located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s connected to the Atlantic by Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. A narrower Nares Strait connects the Baffin Bay with the Arctic Ocean. The Baffin Bay is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by Baffin Island towards the west, Greenland towards the east, and Ellesmere Island towards the north. It is connected to the Atlantic through the Davis...

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2007-10-23 16:48:25

The Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus), or Square Flipper Seal, is a seal found in or near to the Arctic Ocean. Its most characteristic feature is the whiskers on its face. When dry, the whiskers curl up giving the bearded seal a raffish look. Other distinguishable features are the square fore-flippers and thick bristles pn their muzzles. Adults are grayish-brown in color, darker on the back, rarely with a few faint spots on the back or dark spots on the flanks. Occasionally the face and...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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