Despite record low, melting arctic ice can also help sea life

By Maria Mercedes Galuppo, Buzz60

Could Global warming actually boost animal life in the Arctic waters?

Researchers from the University of Denmark are touting new findings that show warmer conditions have produced a larger number of life-sustaining "melt ponds" in Arctic waters.

The scientists higher global temperatures are actually helping provide food for marine creatures.

Researchers used six melting ponds in North-Eastern Greenland, two natural and four artificial, and saw that mats of algae and bacteria can evolve in the melt ponds, which can provide food for marine creatures.

These nutrients should easily reach Arctic creatures, which would increase productivity in plant and animal life in the sea.

NASA reports about 770,000 square miles of Arctic sea ice are estimated to have been lost since 1979.