A World Centered on Sea Ice Is Changing Swiftly at the Poles

via internet science tech

Yale e360 has a great article detailing how ecosystem changes at the poles are altering the food web. We've discussed the issue of phytoplankton blooms and the importance this foundation species plays for wildlife -- Yale e360's article goes into wonderful (though dire) detail about the links between sea ice, phytoplankton, and the survival of iconic species from whales to walruses to polar bears.

If you aren't sure why sea ice matters, this article clears it up. Follow Jaymi on Twitter for more stories like this

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