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Pauliella (Achnanthes) taeniata algae
Sea-ice algae. © Photo: Seja Hällfors / SYKE

A warmer Arctic will have a large and complex impact to algal production

Press release, May 9, 2019, Finnish Environment Institute
The warming of the Arctic Ocean could generally increase the primary production provided by algae living in sea ice, but the impact varies greatly between latitudes, claims a study published in the renowned scientific journal Science Advances. Since the Arctic marine food web is short, poorly diverse and seasonally driven by limited pulses of energy, the expected changes in primary production can have relevant impacts to the rest of the food web up to humans. Read more how the warming of the Arctic Ocean impacts to algal production.

Published 2019-05-09 at 12:01, updated 2019-05-09 at 12:01