Macroalgae or seaweed are dominating rocky coastlines globally. Even here in Greenland, we can see small kelp such as the ..
The rise in global temperature in recent years has led to a large increase in the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet. This melt has a large impact on the fjord ecosystem. The melt from the Ice Sheet enters the fjords either in liquid or solid form. The liquid fraction can enter the fjord at the surface. However, for the glacier which terminates in the fjord, a large fraction can also enter the fjord subsurface. This has a significant impact on the fjords.
Watch our new animation explaining the role and importance of glaciers for our fjords in Greenland
Animation by Deluxus Studio