Saturday, June 9, 2012

NASA Makes A New Discovery In The Arctic Ocean

NASA may be known to be the organization who studies and sends missions to space but they also do a lot of research within the earth itself using technologies to scan on areas beyond human habitation.

They called this project ICESCAPE (Impacts of Climate on EcoSystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment) which went to parts of northern and western Alaska and they were suprized on what they have discovered.

They found out that beneath the thick layer of ice in the area trives a special kind of species called a phytoplankton which is one of the evolutionary origins of marine life.

The shift the climate has caused the thinning of the ice which leads to the bloom of these creatures. This would also affect the ecosystem as polar  animals depend on marine life.