Issue Brief

The International Waters of the Central Arctic Ocean

Life in an emerging ocean

As permanent ice diminishes, a new ocean is opening up. Scientists are just beginning to gather data about the biology of the Central Arctic Ocean because until now it has been difficult to access. 

Some of the preliminary results presented here illustrate that this emerging ocean is teeming with life and connected to the rest of the world’s oceans.

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