‘Hidden’ water in the ocean could be key to understanding how creatures feed

21st April 2020

MYSTERIOUS patches of ‘hidden’ water could help scientists understand how ocean creatures feed.

Working with submarine robots, Marie Porter (Arctic PRIZE project) and colleagues were able to measure patches of water between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans that lie below the surface layer. These patches of water are hidden from satellite observations, which only gather information about the surface. This discovery could dramatically alter our understanding of how the ocean’s food web forms.

Several press outlets have picked up on this story:

This discovery has also been recently published in Geophysical Research Letters.