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Barents Sea

2022 JUN 18

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Why in news?

  • According to a study, it is stated that parts of the Arctic region near Norway are warming at as much as seven times the rate of warming in the rest of the world.
  • The region around the northern Barents Sea has been warming two to two-and-a-half times the average warming of the Arctic region and five to seven times the warming in the rest of the world.
  • Such intense warming has never been observed in the Arctic region before. This is leading to the phenomenon of Atlantification.

About Barents Sea:


Scientists have discovered hotspots where some parts of the Barents Sea have started to closely resemble the Atlantic.

This phenomenon has been termed Atlantification.

  • The Barents Sea borders the Norwegian and Greenland Sea in the west, the Arctic Sea in the north and the Kara Sea in the east.
  • The Barents Sea is divided between Russia and Norway as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).


Barents Sea, widely discussed in news, is located in:

(a) Indian Ocean

(b) Pacific Ocean

(c) Atlantic Ocean

(d) Arctic Ocean