What melting sea ice means for life in the Arctic

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  • Published on:  Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Light is flooding into the Arctic. There will be winners and losers.

    That’s what brought an international group of scientists to the Barents Sea to investigate how plant and animal life will adapt to the new normal.

    Two key factors that govern the arctic ecosystem are rapidly changing: ice and light. The Arctic is the fastest warming place on earth, and ice that used to form on the surface of the ocean is vanishing. That’s threatening species large and small that rely on it, but it’s also created an opportunity. Less ice means more light reaches the underwater ecosystem, benefiting the algae that anchors it as well as apex predators like whales and seals.

    This video is part 1 of a three-part series on the changing Arctic.
    Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQlio...
    Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3h4X...

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    Footage and story made possible by Interdependent Pictures’ documentary film, “Into the Dark,” coming 2019. (Learn more: https://www.interdependentpictures.org/intothedark)

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  • Gipsy Danger

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    This is the type of content that Vox was born for.

  • Eli Kintisch

     (Apr 29, 2018)

    Wow that's super appreciated! We tried our best to make meaningful videos that looked great.

  • Sherlynn Hauser

     (Apr 26, 2018)

    I loved the video content and crisp footage. I can feel the cold, smell the salt spray, taste the fishy air of the catch and laboratory. It literally brought joy to my heart (for the love of natural science) and the memory of my first and only true love!

  • Fraser

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    “Hanky panky on the sea floor” they’re getting more action than I am

  • I'm Stuck

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    Fraser can't blame them. They live in cold areas

  • Science with Katie

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    This was awesome, I love how varied your content is.. really learning something new all the time 💛 ..And now I know to visit Norway in the summer even though it’s so pretty in the winter too.

  • lutu1408

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    Oslo is fantastic during the summer.

  • Malik

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    Science with Katie why is comment on top on every video i watch?

  • philtrich

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    Fishy hanky panky

  • AisuruMirai

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    The original title of _The Shape of Water._

  • Jacob E Larsen

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    philtrich det er sånn vi likar det opp i nord :]

  • Scully Loveless

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    Businessman dont believe on global warming because its not profitable

  • Andrew Knorpp

     (Nov 15, 2018)

    There is a flaw in the argument at all businessmen only care about profitability, businessmen are people too. With families, cares, and a love of nature and beauty. The only thing different about them then the average population is they are in charge of most things. The overall system of capitalism sometimes brings out a need for profitability. Because if a businessman stops trying to be profitable, they stop being businessmen because they lose their company. But anyway, do you know how we will solve t...

  • aidan Ladd

     (May 29, 2018)

    Trump

  • seasong

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    Hipster arctic was cool before it was hot

  • We are IF

     (Apr 10, 2018)

    👍

  • seasong

     (Apr 10, 2018)

    Hipster arctic was hot before it was cool

  • Janelle B

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    Climate Change is serious threat and we ALL need to do something to stop it from continuing

  • Andrew Knorpp

     (Nov 15, 2018)

    +JS Lavertuwhat other systems do you suggest?

  • christopher Morton

     (Jul 15, 2018)

    Shih Town yes because we only have data science 1600.

  • Soyoko U.

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    How much will our descendents miss?

  • precum predator

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    *mmmm Hanky Panky*

  • Hyper_Warrior

     (Apr 9, 2018)

    Interesting video - a new take on a concept a lot of us know. Hopefully this comment section doesn't get bombarded by climate change deniers.

  • The Rambler

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    if you don't enjoy an alternative view, go find yourself a safe space somewhere else where nobody disagrees with you

  • VirtuallyBoris

     (Apr 10, 2018)

    Too late...