Floe Edge Blog

A beluga whale swims in the Seal River estuary of Western Hudson Bay.

A ship is docked for the winter in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Sponges, soft corals, crinoids, bryozoans and hydroids cover the seafloor of Davis Strait in the eastern Canadian Arctic.

A small local vessel near drift ice, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

What We’re Working On

Sealskin kamiks, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Arctic Science & Indigenous Knowledge

Sustainable Arctic conservation draws on the best information to support a healthy marine environment and thriving Arctic communities.

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Torngat Fjords, Nunatsiavut.

Indigenous Protected Areas & Marine Conservation

Building a network of Arctic marine conservation areas identified and managed by Inuit will encourage resilient ecosystems that support a traditional way of life.

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A freighter canoe passes the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Industry & the New North

Sustainable, science-based rules are needed to protect people and wildlife as climate change opens new areas of the Arctic Ocean to shipping, commercial fishing and other industries.

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Staff brave the bugs while collecting data on belugas for Inuvialuit community-based monitoring program near Paulatuk, Northwest Territories.

Conservation Jobs & Training

Indigenous Arctic experts should be hired to oversee marine conservation areas and monitor ecosystems.

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