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June 2011

28/06/2011
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CATLIN ARCTIC SURVEY RESEARCH

Initial analysis of the data collected on the Catlin Arctic Survey, supported by Montane, indicates the Arctic Ocean’s unique water column is altering. Data from Catlin Arctic Survey 2011, collected during an eight-week expedition from March to May, indicates the temperature of Arctic seawater below 200 metres depth has decreased by a ‘surprising’ one degree Celsius in comparison with previous observations. This may conversely be accelerating the Arctic sea ice melt, which could have a knock-on effect for the currents that circulate heat and nutrients around the world’s oceans. Survey... Read More