Life Blooms Under Arctic Ice

Only once the ice begins to melt each summer does life begin to bloom in the nutrient-rich waters of the Arctic Ocean—or so scientists have thought. But life may not wait for the ice to retreat, after all. Scientists visiting the continental shelf of the Chukchi Sea between Siberia and Alaska last July discovered a bright green bloom of phytoplankton lurking under ice more than a meter thick.  Read more  at Science Now.