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Sea ice is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft off the northwest coast of Greenland on March 30, 2017. | Mario Tama/Getty
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The Warming Arctic Ocean Is Starting to Resemble the Atlantic

As ocean warming diminishes the thickness and extent of sea ice in the Arctic from below, raising temperatures due to human-caused climate change are melting the ice from above.

April 7, 2017
11:36 AM EDT
Researchers recover instruments north of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia on August 30, 2016. | Ilona Goszczko
Researchers recover instruments north of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia on August 30, 2016. | Ilona Goszczko

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