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Mad Hatterpillar

One species of caterpillar, the gum leaf skeletonizer (Uraba lugens), dons a “hat” of heads, a conical ornament made up of its own discarded head capsules, one stacked on top of the next, earning it the nickname "Mad Hatterpillar." (Photo: Natalie Tapson/Flickr)

Photo: Natalie Tapson/Flickr
Often gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve ther odds of survival
Polar blog, ice road, truckers, North, Arctic, mining, N.W.T, Nunavut

NRCan researcher Joost van der Sanden measures the dielectric properties of the ice, used in estimating ice thickness with radar, along the Tibbitt-Contwoyto winter road at Gordon Lake, N.W.T. (Photo: Natural Resources Canada)

Photo: Natural Resources Canada
Researchers are tracking ice density, cracks and the impacts of truck traffic from space
Polar blog, ice road, truckers, North, Arctic, mining, N.W.T, Nunavut

Joost van der Sanden, chercheur de RNCan, mesure les propriétés diélectriques de la glace, utilisées pour estimer l’épaisseur de la glace par radar, le long de la route d’hiver Tibbitt-Contwoyto au lac Gordon (T.N.-O.). (Photo : Ressources naturelles Canada)

Photo : Ressources naturelles Canada
Des chercheurs surveillent la densité de la glace, les fissures et l’impact de la circulation des camions depuis l’espace
sea turtle, conservation, mexico, research, science, wildlife

Conservationists care for a black sea turtle during a research and monitoring survey in Baja California Sur, Mexico. (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne
Don't miss this photography workshop with Photographer-in-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on November 23 in Toronto 
Richmond B.C. fishing fleet at sunset

A fishing fleet at sunset in Richmond, B.C. A new report by Oceana Canada says the Canadian government must take swift action to rebuild depleted fish stocks or face serious economic and environmental consequences. (Photo: Robert Plowman/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Robert Plowman/Can Geo Photo Club
Advocacy group says action plans are urgently needed for the recovery of 26 dangerously depleted fish populations
Cover of New Views by Alastair Bonnett

In New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before (inset), social geographer Alastair Bonnett delivers on the title's promise: new ways of seeing our world, like this map of undersea cables. (Images courtesy Aurum Press)

Images courtesy Aurum Press
In his new book, social geographer Alastair Bonnett promises 50 maps unlike any you've ever seen. Here's a look at six of our favourites.
illustration by Charlene Chua

(Illustration: Charlene Chua/Canadian Geographic)

Illustration: Charlene Chua/Canadian Geographic
Insects are by far the most populous species on the planet, but they seem to be disappearing. Why aren't more people concerned?
tiger shark

Think there are no sharks in Canadian waters? Think again: A number of shark species are found in our oceans, either year-round or at certain times. The tropical tiger shark (pictured) swims off our coastline during its long migration. (Photo: Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons
Meet some of the incredible toothy predators swimming off our shores
Photo: Aaron Williams

Crew members watch a burn-off from the bush. A burn-off is a fire that is deliberately set in front of an active forest fire to try to reduce the amount of available fuel. (Photo: Aaron Williams)

Photo: Aaron Williams
A former firefighter offers a glimpse at the day-to-day lives of the men and women who rush into danger each summer to protect life and property
Satellite image of Antarctica Weddell Sea with sea ice and extra-tropical cyclones from September 25, 2017

In this this satellite image from September 25, 2017, winter sea ice can be seen blanketing Antarctica's Weddell Sea. The blue outlines represent the ice edge; the polynya is the dark region of open water within the ice pack. (Image: MODIS-Aqua via NASA Worldview; sea ice contours from AMSR2 ASI via University of Bremen)

Image: MODIS-Aqua via NASA Worldview; sea ice contours from AMSR2 ASI)
Researchers say the naturally occurring ice-free area, called a polynya, is a rare opportunity to study heat transfer between the ocean and atmopshere in the southern polar region
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