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An aerial view of the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station before and after a cleanup of over 600 used oil drums.

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Fuel Drum Cleanup Helps Protect Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station

Oceans North provided funding and support for over 600 drums to be transported, cleaned and disposed of.
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A beluga whale breaks the surface while research technician looks on.

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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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Greenland halibut drying in Oqaatsut, Greenland.

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Sustainable Fisheries Vital to the Future of Greenland’s Coastal Communities

Concerns about the sustainability of Greenland's halibut fishery has prompted Oceans North to submit recommendations to a Fisheries Commission examining this issue.
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A minke whale breaches near Head Harbour, New Brunswick.

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What Can the Pandemic Teach Us About Protecting Nature?

The pandemic-related lockdowns this year have offered glimpses of a healthier natural world while highlighting the crucial need to do more to conserve our environment.
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A seemingly endless landscape of ice, sea, and meltwater in the Arctic Ocean's Canada Basin.

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Introducing Northern Latitudes: A Series on Maps and Mapmaking

Welcome to Northern Latitudes, a new series featuring maps and mapmaking. Today's focus is on polynyas and phytoplankton.
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Satellite photo showing North Water Polynya in May 2020.

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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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A whale surfaces in Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound).

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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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The community of Inukjuak, Nunavik in winter with frozen Hudson Bay in the distance.

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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.