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
Theme_Keyword: OBIS > OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ARCOD > ARCTIC OCEAN BIODIVERSITY
Theme_Keyword: COML > CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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