A type of bowhead whale, the Spitsbergen's had been hunted almost to extinction until the 1990s and was rarely seen after. But recently, the whales' songs were detected in the waters east of Greenland.
The researchers observed something that should be impossible, a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice in conditions that should have been far too dark for anything requiring photosynthesis to survive. So, how was this blooms possible
Scientists say that the temperature in the North Pole is 20 degrees hotter than it should be right now, and this occurrence may lead to less ice not just during summer but even in the colder months as well.
The latest human first has chilling consequences for our species, and all others: for the first time since scientists began tracking global carbon dioxide concentrations in our atmosphere, we have surpassed 400 parts per million worldwide.