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

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New Report Urges Protection for Western Hudson Bay’s Beluga Estuaries

A new report urges Canada's federal government to establish a national marine conservation area to protect the beluga estuaries of Manitoba's Western Hudson Bay.

Plastic bag discovered in ocean during trash cleanup near Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 2018.

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How Canada’s G7 Leadership Can Help Reduce Plastics in the World’s Oceans

An Ottawa workshop recommends how Canada can lead the way with G7 countries in cleaning up marine debris.
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Protected: Installing Sea Ice Cams in Nunavut’s Eclipse Sound

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Coral garden in Baffin Bay, Nunavut.

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Iqaluit Children Celebrate Protection of Arctic Corals with New Music Video

Iqaluit school children create new music video to celebrate protection of Arctic corals, sponges and seapens.

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

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Cambridge Bay Community Shares Concerns About Impact of Arctic Shipping

Cambridge Bay community members shared their concerns about the impact of increased Arctic shipping during a workshop organized by the University of Ottawa's Environment, Society and Policy Group and Oceans North.

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

Campaign Milestone

A Big Step Toward Protecting the Arctic’s Cold-Water Corals

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans banned bottom-contact fishing gear in three large areas in the eastern Arctic Ocean to protect cold-water corals, sponges and sea-pens.

In late 2017, a new Arctic highway linked Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. for the first time.

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Driving the Arctic’s New Tuktoyaktuk Highway

The Arctic's newest highway now offers an important year-round link between the Inuvialuit communities of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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

Showcase

How Do Inuit View Shipping and the Northwest Passage?

Ship traffic has more than doubled in Canada's Arctic over the last decade. A new report from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) responds to this challenge and offers a new perspective.

Eclipse Sound as seen from Mt. Herodier near Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

Campaign Milestone

A Transition for Oceans North

The Arctic is replete with creation stories. Two years ago, we collaborated with Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory on a film project that paid tribute to the Nuliajuk (Sedna) creation story...

The team loads remote ship-tracking equipment in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Showcase

A New Way to Track Arctic Vessels

Our convoy of snow machines and qamutiks, weighed down with solar panels, aluminum pipe and radio equipment, headed out from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut at 6 p.m. It was a late start but...

Mary Simon (m) with Jaypoody Alivaqtuq (l) and Kono Tattuinee (r) in Bathurst Inlet during the C-3 Expedition in 2017.

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Safeguarding the Arctic’s Future

Growing up in Kuujjuaq, a village near Ungava Bay in Nunavik, Quebec, Mary Simon and her family lived close to the land and sea, relying on both for a healthy diet. “Not only marine mammals, but mussels...

Ad about 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.

Commentary

Canada 150 and the Arctic

Canada’s 150th birthday has been celebrated with fireworks and special events — but birthdays are also a time for reflection. This momentous year for Canada is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of climate change on the North...

Elders teach youth to prepare Arctic Char for drying. Dry char is called piffi in Inunniaqtun.

Travel Story

A Place of Many Fish

On a warm summer day, I joined two dozen youth and elders from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut on a 50-kilometre journey by aluminum motor boats and motorized freighter canoes to Iqaluktuuq, a traditional fishing site. Known in the Inunniaqtun language as “A Place of Many Arctic Char,” we traveled there for a five-day elder-youth camp...