Seasonal Postcard from the Arctic: Beautiful, Salty and Alive

These ice flowers form at the boundary between cold, dry air and the salty ocean--and they may increase in abundance as the poles warm. Read about them in

NPR's radiolab piece: "Suddenly There's A Meadow In The Ocean With 'Flowers' Everywhere"
by Robert Krulwich, December 19, 2012

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/12/17/167469845/suddenly-theres-a-meadow-in-the-ocean-with-flowers-everywhere

with clarification and more information on Jeff Bowman's blog (UW Biological Oceanography):

http://students.washington.edu/bowmanjs/wordpress/?p=606

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