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Arctic Ocean has become less salty, more unstable: scientists

Arctic Ocean has become less salty, more unstable: scientists

More fresh water is pouring into the Arctic Ocean as glaciers melt, raising concern among some scientists.

The fresh water content of the upper layer of the Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 per cent since the 1990s, say scientists from Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute.

They predict this increase may alter the world’s ocean currents, with potentially disastrous results.

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