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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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pollution

ocean bridge

Ocean Supercluster

Exploration

Prince Albert II, Monaco, exploration, ocean

Exploration

Prince Albert II of Monaco explains how his country’s new ocean exploration initiative came to be

The Monaco Explorations expedition will conduct three years of scientific research in nine remote locations around the world beginning in July 

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People & Culture

Wildlife

Wildlife

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

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Environment

Science & Tech

Science & Tech

Tracking fresh water and contaminants in the Arctic Ocean

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Science & Tech

Suivi de l’eau fraîche et des polluants dans l’océan Arctique

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Science & Tech

A data revolution is helping to keep workers safe from storms at sea

Part 4 of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: a six-part series

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Science & Tech

Q&A: The sustainability of regenerative ocean farming

Environmental benefits and food sources from this low-cost form of farming might be the future

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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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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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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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Opabinia

Environment

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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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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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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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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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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Travel

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

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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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Places

Marine protected areas

Interactive map and personal reflection from author Alanna Mitchell

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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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Banff National Park snow

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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Joe MacInnis

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amanda Vincent

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

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

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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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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Water infographic

Environment

Infographic: Canadian water facts for World Oceans Day

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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

Excerpt: The Ocean’s Whistleblower

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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