What melting sea ice means for life in the Arctic

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  • Published on:  Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Light is flooding into the Arctic. There will be winners and losers.That’s what brought an international group of scientists to the Barents Sea to investigate how plant and animal life will adapt to the new normal. Two key factors that govern the arctic ecosystem are rapidly changing: ice and light. The Arctic is the fastest warming place on earth, and ice that used to form on the surface of the ocean is vanishing. That’s threatening species large and small that rely on it, but it’s also created an opportunity. Less ice means more light reaches the underwater ecosystem, benefiting the algae that anchors it as well as apex predators like whales and seals. This video is part 1 of a three-part series on the changing Arctic. Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQlio...Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3h4X...Thanks to the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting for supporting Thaw. Subscribe and stay tuned for more.Footage and story made possible by Interdependent Pictures’ documentary film, “Into the Dark,” coming 2019. (Learn more: https://www.interdependentpictures.or...) Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOVox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5HOr on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o


  • Matthew Mckenna
    Matthew Mckenna  a years ago +802

    This is the type of content that Vox was born for.

  • Fraser
    Fraser  a years ago +129

    “Hanky panky on the sea floor” they’re getting more action than I am

  • philtrich
    philtrich  a years ago +146

    Fishy hanky panky

  • Science with Katie
    Science with Katie  a years ago +351

    This was awesome, I love how varied your content is.. really learning something new all the time 💛 ..And now I know to visit Norway in the summer even though it’s so pretty in the winter too.

  • seasong
    seasong  a years ago +264

    Hipster arctic was cool before it was hot

  • Janelle B
    Janelle B  a years ago +40

    Climate Change is serious threat and we ALL need to do something to stop it from continuing

  • Scully Loveless
    Scully Loveless  a years ago +24

    Businessman dont believe on global warming because its not profitable

  • Soyoko U.
    Soyoko U.  a years ago +14

    How much will our descendents miss?

  • Legendary King
    Legendary King  a years ago +4

    It means its time for AMERICA to free it and safe the oil

  • Fir Ism
    Fir Ism  a years ago +23

    Love these type of videos by Vox

  • Hyper_Warrior
    Hyper_Warrior  a years ago +10

    Interesting video - a new take on a concept a lot of us know. Hopefully this comment section doesn't get bombarded by climate change deniers.

  • faded :/
    faded :/  a years ago +25

    mmmm Hanky Panky

  • Sack Boy
    Sack Boy  a years ago +2

    2:37 Linkin Park - Burning in the Skies?
    I used the dead wood to make the fire rise
    The blood of innocence burning in the skies
    I filled my cup with the rising if the sea
    And poured it out in an ocean of debris

  • abhi4u20
    abhi4u20  a years ago +5

    I need vox series on something for Netflix

  • JZY
    JZY  a years ago +11

    Earth is bald

  • Kim Jong Fun
    Kim Jong Fun  a years ago +9

    Sadly there are way too many braindead idiots in society who tend to put Koch brothers' interests above their own and their children's and their children's children's survival. What a shame! You can't find such idiots even in the animal kingdom.

  • Leonie H
    Leonie H  a years ago +28

    I love your content so much

  • Zach Ryder
    Zach Ryder  a years ago +1

    Please do a video on Fox News mistakenly putting up an honest graphic which showed they're the least trusted major news outlet, then asking for it to be taken down

  • Lashan
    Lashan  a years ago

    This was fantastic! More in-depth series like this and Borders please!

  • Aman Kutty
    Aman Kutty  a years ago +74

    I'm still waiting for a video explaining "Kashmir Conflict"