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"A new study published yesterday in the journal Science Advancessuggests that there's been an increase in the amount of soils or sediments flowing from the Arctic shore into the ocean over the last decade. And the researchers say climate change is likely to blame. As Arctic sea ice continues to melt, it's exposing the shallow regions around the coast to more wind and wave action, causing the waters to churn and draw sediments up from the continental shelf into the water column.These sediments have likely carried an influx of carbon and other nutrients with them, which—if the pattern continues—could fuel an increase in plankton and algae in the water. And because plankton are a major food source for small fish and other marine organisms, the shift could cause a major change in the numbers and types of animals that populate the region."