Unusual water bloom recorded in the seas of Arctic Ocean

(ORDO NEWS) — An unusual water bloom was recorded in the seas of the Arctic Ocean, washing the shores of Russia. Due to the early melting of ice, a large amount of phytoplankton appeared in them, which protects the planet from global warming, said Roman Vilfand, scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia.

Russia is washed by six seas of the Arctic Ocean: White, Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi.

“The fact is that the seas of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent to the territory of our country, were freed from ice early. Now there is little ice there, the sun’s rays penetrate the surface of the seas, and the process of their absorption by living beings begins.

Thus, phytoplankton appears. Seas now , if you look at satellite maps, as if blooming. This is a clear indication that there is a lot of plankton. And this is unusual at the end of July, “he said.

This is a positive development, Wilfand said, as phytoplankton contributes to more fish and absorbs carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming.

“If there is a lot of plankton, then there are a lot of fish, so they [the seas] will become more fishery. Second, plankton absorbs carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas. This, it turns out, is such a kind of protection against global warming. The fact is amazing that at the end of July the seas The Arctic Ocean has bloomed, “said the meteorologist.


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