Oceanographers Board a Fleet of Icebreakers to Study Mercury Pollution in the Arctic Ocean


The Arctic Ocean lies in one of the most remote regions of the planet, thousands of miles away from industrial cities and mining operations that

Three separate oceanographic research teams will study different parts of the Arctic Ocean to increase spatial coverage. Cruise transects for summer 2015 are outlined in red for the U.S. (GN01), Canadian (GN02-03), and German (GN04-05) expeditions. Black lines outline previous GEOTRACES cruises.
Image source: http://www.bodc.ac.uk/geotraces/cruises/section_maps/arctic_ocean/

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