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The Greenland Sea is a body of water that borders Greenland to the west, the Svalbard archipelago to the east, Fram Strait and the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Norwegian Sea and Iceland to the south. The Greenland Sea is often defined as part of the Arctic Ocean, sometimes as part of the Atlantic Ocean. However, definitions of the Arctic Ocean and its seas tend to be imprecise or arbitrary. In general usage the term "Arctic Ocean" would exclude the Greenland Sea. In oceanographic studies the Greenland Sea is considered part of the Nordic Seas, along with the Norwegian Sea. The Nordic Seas are the main connection between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and, as such, could be of great significance in a possible shutdown of thermohaline circulation. In oceanography the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas are often referred to collectively as the "Arctic Mediterranean Sea", a marginal sea of the Atlantic.


The sea has Arctic climate with regular northern winds and temperatures rarely rising above 0 °C (32 °F). It previously contained the Odden ice tongue (or Odden) area, which extended eastward from the main East Greenland ice edge in the vicinity of 72–74°N during the winter and acted as a key winter ice formation area in the Arctic. The West Ice forms in winter in the Greenland Sea, north of Iceland, between Greenland and Jan Mayen island. It is a major breeding ground of harp seal and hooded seal that has been used for seal hunting for more than 200 years.

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Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance. Beasts of Burden ...
For the study, researchers from the University of Washington (UW), Norwegian Polar Institute and the University of Oslo analyzed recordings of a critically endangered population of bowhead whales that were taken in the Fram Straight, which connects the Greenland Sea to the Arctic Ocean. Bowhead ...

During mating season, the papers said, "bowhead whale songs were detected 24 (hours) per day, throughout most of the winter, every year." The analysis comes from years of study in the Fram Strait, a deepwater passage on the east coast of Iceland that connects the Arctic Ocean to the Greenland Sea.
For the study, published in the British Royal Society's Biology Letters, Stafford and her team recorded bowhead songs year-round in the Greenland Sea's Fram Strait, which connects the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Based on the recovery of stone harpoon tips in blubber and analysis of eye tissue, ...
The house is a 30-minute drive from Reykjavik and sits near the shores of the Greenland Sea. As a family-owned property available for rent, it affords full privacy to its guests while offering panoramic views of the amazing natural surroundings. The cabin also features a small, fully equipped kitchen (with two ...
If you've ever wanted to camp out under the sky and watch the Northern Lights but figured it was too cold, head to Iceland. About 30 minutes outside Reykjavik is the Panorama Glass Lodge, and it looks like the cabin of your dreams. This fully-equipped cabin is completely open to the sky and looks right out ...

Spitsbergen, the largest island in Norway, is the only permanently populated island of Svalbard. It borders the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, and the Greenland Sea and has a typical Arctic climate, with long polar night and midnight sun seasons. Spitsbergen has six national parks with an abundance of wildlife ...
The new Arctic Discovery expedition (August 31-September 20) will sail from Longyearbyen to Bergen, pushing through pack ice through the Greenland Sea towards East Greenland national park, and the world's largest fjord system, Scoresbysund. The sailing will also include an attempted landing at Jan ...
The Arctic Ocean also includes these bodies of water (in alphabetical order): Baffin Bay; Barents Sea; Chukchi Sea; East Siberian Sea; Greenland Sea (connects the Arctic to the Atlantic Ocean); Hudson Bay; Kara Sea; Labrador Sea (connects the Arctic to the Atlantic Ocean); Laptev Sea; The Bering Strait ...
A research buoy used for monitoring ocean climate conditions in the sea close to a Greenland glacier has been found washed up on a Highlands beach. The buoy, moored 1,000m (3,281ft) down, last transmitted in 2015 and was thought to be lost after unsuccessful efforts to retrieve it. On 9 February, the ...

A research buoy used for monitoring ocean climate conditions in the sea close to a Greenland glacier has been found washed up on a Highlands beach. The buoy, moored 1,000m (3,281ft) down, last transmitted in 2015 and was thought to be lost after unsuccessful efforts to retrieve it. On 9 February, the ...
Around Greenland, sea levels will fall as ice is lost from its interior, reducing the gravitational pull of the ice sheets. This could be as inconvenient for coastal communities as rising seas. There might be mutual benefits to collaboration between Greenlanders and those who are most at risk of rising sea levels, ...
In 2014, Tripati sent Dennis Darby, an Arctic paleoclimate specialist at Old Dominion University who became her co-author on the new paper, promising samples taken from a site in the Greenland Sea where icebergs that broke off — a process known as “calving” — from glaciers on the island would have ...
Warm air and wind-blown waters entering the once nearly impenetrable Greenland Sea created the perfect conditions for displacing frigid North Pole air, causing it to descend on northern Europe. Overall, despite a few cold regions, the planet overall was getting dangerously warmer, especially deep in its ...
For one, he said, recent storms have tracked more toward the North Pole through the Greenland Sea, drawing heat directly north from lower latitudes, rather than through a more circuitous route over the Barents Sea. He also said ocean temperatures in the Greenland Sea are warmer than normal.
... February ever recorded in Louisville, Pittsburgh and Indiana as 70 rivers reach flood capacity. Meanwhile, such shivering conditions would be welcomed across the Arctic, where recent temperatures have been recording 30C above normal, as a storm propelled significant heat through the Greenland Sea ...
Around the same time, there were also record-low levels of ice in the Greenland Sea, where "essentially it's open water," said Phillips. Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing, sea ice melting faster than before · Arctic will likely never return to former frigid days, says climate change report. According to Meier ...
During mating season, the papers said, “bowhead whale songs were detected 24 (hours) per day, throughout most of the winter, every year.” The analysis comes from years of study in the Fram Strait, a deepwater passage on the east coast of Iceland that connects the Arctic Ocean to the Greenland Sea.


 

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