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Zooplankton dilemma in the twilight

Amidst the Arctic sea-ice decline and the consequent increasing under-ice light transmittance, Arctic zooplankton face challenging times. The collection of a unique dataset in the central Arctic Ocean unravels the patterns of their vertical migration, signalling potential disruptions to the Arctic ecosystem.

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Fig. 1: Calanus spp., the most abundant zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean.

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L.T. has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 101003826 via project CRiceS (Climate Relevant interactions and feedbacks: the key role of sea ice and Snow in the polar and global climate system).

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Tedesco, L. Zooplankton dilemma in the twilight. Nat. Clim. Chang. 13, 1023–1024 (2023).

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