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    That voyage of the Polarstern, owned by Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute, couldn't have come at a more interesting time.

    The Polarstern had to travel more than 400 kilometres farther north to find enough ice to begin its planned research on algae called Melosira arctica that normally grow under the ice in thick, ropy strands up to five metres long.

    "We were surprised that we saw (Melosira mats) everywhere, but they had fallen to the deep sea," said Boetius.

    "We found their remnants. It looked like someone had pulled out hair. Something had happened to them."

    The scientists checked the sea floor as far down as 4.4 kilometres and that's where they found the algae.

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