The growth rate of the sea ice in the Arctic is apparently shrinking.
The ice usually thickens and expands during the fall and winter months.
Scientists report at its peak this year, the ice grew to be 5.7 million square miles. Sounds like a lot, but that is 332-thousand square miles smaller than its average growth in the past.
According to NASA, this is equal to missing an area of ice larger than the state of Texas.