[Location: Location_Category='OCEAN', Location_Type='ARCTIC OCEAN']
Arctic Ocean BiodiversityEntry ID: ArcOD
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Abstract: The Arctic Ocean is unique on Earth in its physical and biological properties. It is the most extreme ocean in regard to the seasonality of light and its year-round existing ice cover. Current knowledge indicates that the Arctic seas hold a multitude of unique life forms highly adapted in their life history, ecology and physiology to the extreme and seasonal conditions of their environment. Our knowledge of what currently lives in the Arctic Ocean is still rudimentary compared to most other regions, due to the logistical challenges imposed by its multiyear ice and inhospitable climate.
For more information please refer to this URL: http://www.arcodiv.org
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Online Resource: http://www.arcodiv.org
Start Date: 1956-01-01Stop Date: 2002-12-31
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Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (907) 474-7948
Email: cermak at sfos.uaf.edu
Alaska Ocean Observing System School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences University of Alaska Fairbanks PO Box 757200
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7220
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences Rutgers University 71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-05
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-07-01