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Wildlife

Wildlife

Ocean Wise works to save commercial fishing and ocean species with sustainable seafood

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Richmond B.C. fishing fleet at sunset

Wildlife

Dozens of Canadian fish stocks in critical condition: report

Advocacy group says action plans are urgently needed for the recovery of 26 dangerously depleted fish populations

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Centimetre-long brine shrimp

Wildlife

Tiny shrimp may be stirring up the oceans

New research suggests that swarms of migrating crustaceans have a big impact on ocean mixing

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Wildlife

Punctuation’s mark: Can we save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale?

After a series of mass deaths in recent years, what can we do?

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Olympia oysters in water

Wildlife

Olympia oysters show resilience to ocean acidification, study finds

A new study out of Oregon State University offers hope that some marine animals possess natural defenses to ocean acidification

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Exploration

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Barnacles cling to a plastic bottle washed up on a beach in Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Hannah Kosick

Before joining Ocean Bridge, I was completely unaware of the extent of the problem of single-use plastic consumerism 

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Articles

A Student on Ice teacher talks to students in a small boat surrounded by ice

Science & Tech

World Oceans Day: Building a more sustainable ocean future — one worker at a time

Part three of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Environment

2019 was the warmest year on record for the world’s oceans. What does that mean for Canada?

Acidification, disruptions to food webs among the biggest concerns for ocean scientists

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Environment

Oceans can be restored in the next 30 years, scientists say

Study outlines five actions to boost ocean productivity and biodiversity by 2050

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Vents and chimneys on an underwater volcano

Science & Tech

Canadian technology takes ocean mapping to new depths

Researchers and industry leaders now have quicker access to data showing the complexity of the world’s seabed. Part five of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series. 

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Science & Tech

Tracking fresh water and contaminants in the Arctic Ocean

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People & Culture

Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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Science & Tech

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Canadian Museum of Nature launches virtual reality tour of ancient ocean

Explore the prehistoric ocean, with David Attenborough as your guide

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Satellite image of Antarctica Weddell Sea with sea ice and extra-tropical cyclones from September 25, 2017

Environment

A huge hole in Antarctica’s sea ice could offer insight into climate change

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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Wildlife

How Canada is fighting illegal fishing

Illegal fishing is one of the greatest challenges to ensuring the sustainability of ocean resources, says Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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The spiny dogfish made history when it was certified as the world’s first sustainable shark fishery in 2011

Wildlife

The great green shark hunt 

Can British Columbia’s spiny dogfish make the grade as the world’s first “sustainable” shark fishery?

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Wildlife

Working with whales through Direct Action

Sydni Long writes about her experience using citizen-reported sightings for the Ocean Bridge program

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Adult king penguin amongst the chicks

Wildlife

Photo slideshow: life and death in the Southern Ocean

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A bright iridescent orange-and-blue coloured sea slug (nudibranch) is laying eggs on top of a sea sponge

Wildlife

What is a nudibranch? Meet the “high fashion models” of the ocean depths

The naked truth about nudibranchs, in British Columbia and beyond

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Wildlife

Weird and wonderful images from B.C.’s seafloor observatory

In honour of VENUS’s anniversary, here are ten cool images it has captured in its decade of operation

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Wildlife

Amanda Vincent on saving seahorses — and all they represent

The award-winning marine conservationist shares her passion for seahorses and marine life by encouraging young minds to save tomorrow’s oceans

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Wildlife

Whales under threat in noisy Atlantic waters

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada has assessed three whale species as being at risk from increased ship traffic

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Wildlife

Off B.C. coast, scientists discover extinct volcanoes teeming with life

Expedition team calls for permanent protection of undersea mountain range

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Wildlife

Death of a whale

When one of the few remaining females of reproductive age in the southern resident population of North Pacific killer whales was found dead near Comox B.C. in 2014, an investigation was launched. The results highlight the challenges of protecting our most iconic marine mammals.

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Wildlife

Canada on track to protect 10 per cent of its oceans by 2020

Government is committed to using science to determine what areas of Canada’s oceans will be selected for protection, says Federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo

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Wildlife

Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

Sound is an integral part of a beluga’s life, so the quality of the underwater acoustic environment is very important for the health and survival of belugas

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Icebergs in the Canadian High Arctic

Environment

Microplastics are turning up in Arctic ice

The discovery of microplastics in ice cores from Lancaster Sound highlights plastic pollution’s disturbing reach

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Kids

Photos: Highlights from One Ocean Expeditions’ 2019 East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage

Three finalists in this year’s Canadian Geographic Challenge enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as part of their prize, and we were there to capture the fun

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Environment

Life on mountains in the sea

Two marine biologists offer a glimpse of life at the bottom of the ocean during 2018, 2019 and 2020 seamount expeditions 

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Environment

New research suggests intense collision formed Rocky Mountains

Before the Rockies formed, B.C. and Alberta may have been an ocean apart

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Environment

Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on the future of Canada’s oceans

The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’

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Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Environment

Five key takeaways from the Arctic Frontiers conference

The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda

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Environment

Alanna Mitchell on 10 years of ”Sea Sick”

Episode 8

Ten years after the release of her bestselling book Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, the acclaimed science writer doubles down on her call for action on climate change

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour oceanfront day villa

Travel

Exploring Bal Harbour, South Florida’s luxurious oceanfront playground

Miami is always in season, and Bal Harbour has something for everyone

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Mapping

Marine protected areas in Canada may not be as protected as we think

Marine protected areas are widely considered to be an effective tool for ocean conservation. But are they living up to their full potential? 

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Exploration

One year on, adventurer Bert terHart on his monumental world circumnavigation and future plans

Inspired by 18th century explorers, the serial entrepreneur and adventurer sailed non-stop around the world using just a sextant, navigational log tables, and good old pen and paper

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the exterior of the Diplomat Beach Resort

Travel

The Diplomat Beach Resort: Inside the reinvention of a beloved South Florida retreat

Fresh from a five-year, $100-million renovation, "The Dip" retains all the elegance that has made it a favourite haunt of celebrities and Presidents 

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polar bear mother and her young cub

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Biodiversity and our oceans

Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

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weather and climate in Svalbard

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Weather and Climate

From sea ice to ocean currents, Svalbard has a unique yet fragile environment that may look very different as climate change shifts weather patterns

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Sea lion swimming among a kelp forest

Environment

Kelp: The sustainable superfood coming soon to a plate near you

Kelp’s potential as a commercial crop is finally being recognized — and, as kelp forests vanish worldwide, so is its importance in coastal ecosystems 

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A wall of colourful sponges and anemones in the American Bank Marine Protected Area

Environment

“Treasure of the Gulf of St. Lawrence” designated a Marine Protected Area

Canada’s newest Marine Protected Area, Banc-des-Américains (American Bank), protects 1,000 square kilometres of important marine habitat off Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

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Places

Marine protected areas

Interactive map and personal reflection from author Alanna Mitchell

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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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Ross in the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre analyzing water samples. Credit is: Steven Hargreaves

Environment

A marine mammal toxicologist weighs in on the microplastics crisis

Peter Ross, vice-president of research at Ocean Wise, explains his work on marine microplastic pollution and why we all have a role to play in combating it 

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Howe Sound: Erik Ringsmuth

Mapping

Ocean Week: Howe Sound community creates interactive map protecting ecological, economic and cultural values

The 400-layer map will connect communities, celebrate culture and share data to protect the Howe Sound ecosystem

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Mapping

Saving hope: One at-risk ocean hotspot at a time

Charting “Hope Spots” critical to the health of our planet’s oceans

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A woman paddles a stand up paddleboard in the water

Science & Tech

Sailing around the world for ocean plastic

Canadian scientist Sheri Bastien discusses her involvement in eXXpedition, an all-female expedition to study ocean plastic

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Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director, Oceana Canada with MP Fin Donnelly

Environment

Canada bans import and export of shark fins

The ban is one of several significant and long-awaited changes to the federal Fisheries Act that passed Tuesday, including new provisions to rebuild depleted fish stocks

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Travel

And then they swam: Two men, one rare disease and the first unsupported rowboat crossing of the Indian Ocean

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Environment

What lies beneath: Ghost gear in our oceans

Ghost gear — lost or abandoned fishing gear — is a major problem in our oceans, but renewed efforts are underway to clean it up

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Environment

Infographic: Canadian water facts for World Oceans Day

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Science & Tech

Plastic to outweigh all of the fish in the ocean by 2050

Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans. By 2050, that’s expected to increase to four trucks per minute

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Science & Tech

Four innovative products that are helping to keep plastic out of the ocean

Some companies have been working to develop creative solutions to our global plastics problem

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Environment

Joe MacInnis on climate change challenges

The renowned underwater explorer talks about his experience navigating the depths of an angry Mother Ocean

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Environment

Excerpt from The Imperilled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea

High-stakes stories that explore Earth’s last wild frontier

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Environment

The health of the Fraser River

Follow the team of specialists diagnosing the ills of British Columbia’s Fraser River

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Environment

From plastic trash to treasured art: Five artists invite us to rethink our relationship with plastic

Five new works commissioned by Canadian Geographic offer eye-catching and compelling commentary on the impact of plastic on our planet

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Environment

Excerpt: The Ocean’s Whistleblower

David Grémillet explores the remarkable life and work of fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

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Science & Tech

Returning calcium to lakes and oceans, one seashell at a time

An 18-year-old environmentalist from Hamilton, Ont. is gaining recognition for her experiments using pulverized seashells to lower the acidity of ocean and lake water

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People & Culture

5 tips for photographing lake and ocean waves

Photographer Dave Sandford shares his tips for shooting waves as works of art.

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