Rapid changes to the Arctic seafloor noted as submerged permafrost thaws

According to a new study by MBARI researchers, they have provided the first evidence of how the thawing of permafrost, submerged underwater at the edge of the Arctic Ocean, is affecting the seafloor “We know that big changes are happening across the Arctic landscape, but this is the first time we’ve been able to deploy technology to see that changes are happening offshore too… this groundbreaking research has revealed how the thawing of submarine permafrost can be detected, and then monitored once baselines are established.”