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Scientists embark this week from Alaska on the second and final campaign of a NASA field campaign to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems.
During NASA's ICESCAPE voyage to the Arctic, scientists have been looking at the phytoplankton in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea -- how many, how big and at what depths they are found, but there are other ways of looking at these small life forms.
NASAâ€™s first oceanographic research expedition got underway this morning as the US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy steamed out of this island fishing port in the North Pacific.
NASAâ€™s first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea next week to take an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the oceanâ€™s chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change.