Arctic Ocean Facts – 10 Interesting Facts About Arctic Ocean

Here are 10 Interesting Facts About Arctic Ocean.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Arctic Ocean

1. Shrinking sea ice is reshaping the Arctic Ocean food web, and plankton bloom cycles have doubled. – Source

2. In 1956, the Soviets proposed a joint project to build a dam across Bering Strait in order to warm the Arctic Ocean but it wasn’t found practicable by the US. – Source

3. 49 million years ago, a giant bloom of floating plants (Azolla) in the Arctic Ocean tipped the Earth’s climate from very hot to very cold. – Source

4. The last known population of Woolly Mammoths lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean until 4,000 years ago, well into the start of human civilization and concurrent with the construction of the Great Pyramid of ancient Egypt. – Source

5. In 2007, Russia used a submarine to plant a flag at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, to support its claim to the vast oil reserves beneath it. – Source

6-10 Interesting Facts About Arctic Ocean

6. The NS Yamal is a nuclear-powered ship designed specifically to break the ice in the Arctic Ocean. It has to stay in the near-frozen ocean, otherwise, its reactor will overheat.  – Source

7. Russia has dumped over 17,000 nuclear waste containers into the Arctic Ocean and over a dozen nuclear reactors. – Source

8. Although the Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the World’s Ocean, it is not the closest to the Earth’s core. This is due to the Earth not being a perfect sphere. The closest parts of the seabed to the Earth’s core are areas in the Arctic Ocean. – Source

9. There was a successful long-term protest that kept Shell from drilling in the Arctic Ocean. – Source

10. Denmark is 2000 miles from the North Pole and is bidding for ownership for 895k sq km of the Arctic Ocean, an area 20 times its size. – Source

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