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Alex Ootoowak retrieves hydrophone from Milne Inlet location in August 2020.

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Monitoring the Impact of Increased Shipping on Narwhal in Eclipse Sound

Despite pandemic-related challenges, Oceans North completed its seventh year of acoustic monitoring in Nunavut’s Eclipse Sound in 2020 to measure the impact of increased shipping on narwhal.
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An Atlantic salmon in the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec.

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eDNA Offers a Promising New Tool for Science and Conservation

There is growing interest in Atlantic Canada and around the world about how eDNA can be used to further scientific research.
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A bulk carrier docked at Mary River Mine's port at Milne Inlet on north Baffin Island.

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Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Shipping Noise from Mary River Mine at Levels Known to Disturb Narwhal

A bulk carrier docked at Mary River Mine's port at Milne Inlet on north Baffin Island. ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ: Oceans North/Build Films expand image A bulk carrier docked at Mary River Mine's port at Milne Inlet on north Baffin Island. ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ: Oceans North/Build Films A new acoustic monitoring report documents a substantial increase in underwater noise as…
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A Tribute to Alfred Jakobsen

Oceans North is mourning the loss of our friend and longtime colleague Alfred Jakobsen, 62, who died on February 12 in Nuuk, Greenland. Alfred joined our staff in 2015 and was our Greenland Projects Director.
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Trevor Taylor dipping out a codbag at Belle Isle, 1989.

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Rebuilding Northern Cod: Has DFO’s New Plan Sealed Its Fate?

If our goal is only partial rebuilding, then surely we will never rebuild.
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Project coordinator Caroline Thorassie at Stony Lake.

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Summer Harvesting Program Eases Burden of Pandemic in Tadoule Lake

A new harvesting program with Sayisi Dene First Nation in Tadoule Lake, Manitoba helped feed the community during the pandemic by catching and distributing fresh fish last summer.
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How Hydrogen Can Power the Transition to Zero-Emission Shipping

ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ: Pawinee expand image ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ: Pawinee In the coming days, the federal government is expected to launch a comprehensive national hydrogen strategy. It has the potential to put Canada on a trajectory for world leadership in the clean energy market. At the same time, Canada recently tabled the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Climate Accountability Act, which…
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An Inuit-led archaeological team arrive arrive by boat to explore one of the islands in Arqvilliit.

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Federal Government Pledges Support for Arqvilliit Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area

The federal government has pledged $1.43 million to help create an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA) for Arqvilliit, also known as the Ottawa Islands.
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ᑕᓪᓗᕈᑎᐅᑉ ᐃᒪᖓ ᑕᕐᕆᔮᒃᓴᖅ

ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕆᕗᑦ ᓱᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᓪᓗᕈᑎᐅᑉ ᐃᒪᖓ ᓴᐳᔾᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᖔᖅ.

ᑲᒪᑦᑎᐊᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᑕ ᐃᒪᖏᓐᓂ

ᐃᓗᓕᖃᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᐊᑐᓕᖁᔨᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᕐᓂᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ.