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A polynya in the Arctic Ocean.

Floe Edge Blog

A Healthier Future Includes Ocean Recovery

As countries around the globe struggle to contain the pandemic, World Ocean Week is a time to reflect on how best to include stewardship of our ocean as an essential part of the recovery process.
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A beluga whale breaks the surface while research technician looks on.

Floe Edge Blog

Studying Belugas During a Pandemic Summer

Although most Arctic research was canceled this summer due to the coronavirus, our study of how whale-watching boats affect beluga whales in Churchill, Manitoba resumed thanks to local experts.
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Satellite photo showing North Water Polynya in May 2020.

Floe Edge Blog

Climate Change Affects Sea Ice Formation in North Water Polynya

Climate change is affecting the formation of the ice bridge which creates the North Water Polynya each winter, reducing its life span by 2.1 days annually -- or a total of 84 days -- over the last 40 years.
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The community of Inukjuak, Nunavik in winter with frozen Hudson Bay in the distance.

Floe Edge Blog

Marine Conservation in Inukjuak during COVID-19

Inuit leaders in Inukjuak, Nunavik, are partnering with Oceans North, to work on a marine conservation area for Arqvilliit (meaning place where you see bowhead whales in Inuktitut) in northeastern Hudson Bay.
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Marine biologist Kristin Westdal, of Oceans North, navigates around a meltwater pond, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Floe Edge Blog

A Message from Oceans North

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across this country and the world, we are facing a time of great uncertainty and anxiety. First and foremost, our priority must be to do what is necessary to stop the spread of this virus and protect our loved ones and communities.
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A polynya in the Arctic Ocean.

Campaign Milestone

Oceans North’s Place in a Warming World

In order to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon future, 2020 must begin a decade of unprecedented climate action.
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Aerial view over Baffin Bay.

Commentary

How We Can Limit Fishing North of 72°N

There is a way to both protect the area and preserve the opportunity to fish in the future.
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A map of what is now the Canadian Arctic from 1775. While our knowledge has improved, there remains much we don't know about Arctic ecosystems and the impact commercial fishing could have.

Commentary

Why We Should Limit Fishing North of 72°N

Industrial-scale commercial fishing poses a threat to the ecosystem and to future community-based fisheries.