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Neodenticula Migration Map

There is now very strong scientific evidence to support the reduction in Arctic ice caps.  Not only does this pose threats to the animals that call this habitat home (e.g. polar bears), large areas are now increasingly open water instead ofa frozen barrier between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Recently, the CPR survey has found a Pacific Ocean species of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic.  This is the first time a specimen has been seen living in the North Atlantic.  The species has only been found preserved in deep seabed cores from 800,000 years ago -before the last ice age.

Could this be evidence that water from the two oceans is now mixing in the Arctic region?  If so what other species are we likely to encounter?