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Bacteria Diatoms Flagallates
Ciliates Turbullarian Nematode
Rotifer Copepod Benthic larvae

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Sea Ice

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This section provides images and background on the groups of organisms that call the sea ice their home. It is intended to be primarily visual, and provide brief detail, natural history, and known distribution of species.

The Arctic sea ice and its related biota are unique, and its year-round persistence has allowed the development of species not found anywhere else. The specialized ice-associated community within the sea ice is found in the tiny network of pores and channels, and at the ice-water interface. The organisms living within the sea ice are generally small compared to the other realms.

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Page Author: Rolf Gradinger
Created: January 4, 2008

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