Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone

A 3 track ambient album (1h 17m 33s) — released November 9th 2018 on Touch

The listener experiences the bloom of plankton, the shifting and crackling sea ice in the Barents Sea around Spitsbergen, towards the North Pole, and the underwater sounds made by bearded seals, migrating species such as humpbacks and orcas, and the sound made by hunting saithe and spawning cod, all depending on the spring bloom.

The marginal ice zone is the dynamic border between the open sea and the sea ice, which is ecologically extremely vulnerable. The phytoplankton present in the sea produces half of the oxygen on the planet. During spring, this zone is the most important CO2 sink in our biosphere. In Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone the sounds of the living creatures become a voice in the current political debate concerning the official definition of the location of the ice edge.

Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone reveals the sounds of underwater life, from the warm waters in the Tropics to the cold and nourishing waters around Greenland, Norway and Iceland.

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