September 06, 2006

Arctic Ocean continues to freshen up

* 05 September 2006 * From New Scientist Print Edition.
Fish accustomed to the salty water of the Arctic may have to think about finding a new home.
As a result of global warming, the Arctic Ocean has been getting less salty over the past half century and the trend looks set to continue. The culprits are a massive increase in rainfall over the Arctic and faster melting of sea ice and glaciers.