Video: Big waves in Arctic Ocean threaten polar ice

Parts of the Arctic Ocean are seeing bigger waves than they've ever seen before — mainly because they used to be covered in ice. 

The Washington Post reports, "Researchers have now measured swells of more than 16 feet in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea, just north of Alaska."

​That poses a big threat because it could compound the already accelerated rate of Arctic sea ice breakup. 

Find out more with this Newsy video. 

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