In 2011, a group of scientists discovered massive blooms of plankton in a place where no one expected to find them: under the sea ice. People had previously thought plankton could only bloom in open water after the ice retreats and light can get in. But here they were. And in huge numbers. How is this possible? Is enough light getting through the thinning ice? Does this mark a new climate paradigm for the Arctic? This spring, the same group of scientists are heading back out to answer some of these questions. 2 Responses Barry Craig May 6, 2014 I’m hooked! Cant wait to follow this expedition further. Reply Arctic Plankton Prints » Arctic Spring June 26, 2014 […] and what they need to grow, and talked about how the availability of light in the Arctic might be changing. The students were then challenged to produce linoprints of plankton and incorporate some of the […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.