"I'm not sure what kind of dynamics could lead to the semi-circle shaped features surrounding the holes", he says.
Scientists are warning us because most of the particles that they have found in the research of Arctic sea ice are microscopically very small and can be easily eaten by single-celled marine organisms.
NASA scientists said that they were really surprised to see these holes in the Arctic.
Every year, NASA takes a high-flying trip over the Arctic to monitor the ice and gather information on the area where people nearly never tread. He added that it could be Seals coming out for air, but was not certain.
Some aspects of the image are easy to explain.
"As climate change will accelerate sea ice melting, more microplastics will be released from the sea ice and will enter the marine environment", said Dr Pennie Lindeque, lead plastics scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, who was not part of the research team.
Don Perovich, a sea ice geophysicist at Dartmouth College, remarked that the sea ice is young and growing.More news: The flagship OnePlus 6 will boast glass housing
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The ice holes were found 50 miles away from Canada and so far scientists haven't figured out the exact cause of this intriguing sight.
The Arctic is a unusual place, and as our climate continues to change, it's changing faster than scientists can understand it. Glaciers are shrinking, sea ice is receding, and, according to NASA, odd holes have started appearing in the ice, and nobody knows what causes them.
If that's the case, it's possible the larger circles that surround the holes come from the behaviour of the seals, forming freezing puddles as the animals emerge from their frigid dip. "I have never seen anything like that ever before". Maybe seals pushed water up onto the surface when they stuck their faces through to breathe, and maybe that water froze in its wave-like form, NASA said. "Or on the other hand, it could be a kind of drainage feature that occurs from when the gap is made in the ice".
Dr Jeremy Wilkinson, a sea ice physicist at the British Antarctic Survey, said the work, published in Nature Communications, was a "benchmark study".
According to the space agency, Sonntag noticed the unusual circles and holes while on a P-3 research plane. The color of the ice, the wave-like features next to the holes and the gutter on the right of the picture show that the two blocks of ice have somewhat met.
The name given for this mission: Operation IceBridge. He's likewise the person who clicked that photograph of the crack on one of the biggest ice retires that at last gave the world an iceberg the size of Delaware. According to Glaciologist Chris Schuman, who works with NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center, thinks that the warm water circulating through the Arctic Ocean might have formed those unusual circles. Indeed, that's similar to one answer NASA has come up with: the holes bear a resemblance to photographs of breathing holes harp seals and ring seals have created.