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New Arctic Ocean Seafloor Observatory
By Angela Messina, January 3, 2013 @ 09:10 AM (EST)
Source: LiveScience

A new seafloor observatory was installed in late 2012 north of the Arctic Circle in Canada. Researchers from the University of Victoria equipped the observatory with a variety of tools that monitor ice thickness, salinity, temperature, and other data.

Kim Juniper from the University of Victoria said that they hope the observatory will "support longer-term science-based understanding of the dramatic changes taking place in Arctic waters," and that "these changes include the historic receding of the northern sea ice and its impact on marine ecosystems."

An above water weather station was also built to track and gather data on weather patterns.

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