The Arctic to Become Fish Party Spot by Summer 2030

Adam Eisman - Contributing Writer
Posted on Monday 13th July 2009

According to a recent study, it seems that climate change and the subsequent melting of the polar ice caps may result in a blossoming of the kinds of life found in the Arctic Ocean. However, it may not be as exciting for humans as it sounds, as the results of the survey were determined by studying mud cores from the region just before the dinosaurs became extinct. Scientists have discovered multiple layers of tiny algae called diatoms at the floor of the arctic from millions of years ago, which help to lead them to the understanding that the arctic waters may have thawed every summer, and, contrary to popular belief, they refroze during the winter months.

Many scientists see the trend in ice for the arctic as reaching a tipping point in 2030, when there would no longer be enough ice to cover the waters for the summer. The diatoms, which are at the bottom of the fish food chain, indicate that the Arctic Ocean was, perhaps, just as potent as areas we now consider very heavy in aquatic population.

As diatoms flourish, larger animals will be given incentives to travel northward, a process that won’t occur overnight. It seems much more likely that larger animals, once they catch wind of the growing number of species in the Arctic, will migrate up for the summer and head back south for the harsh, dark winter months.

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