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Team photo from the 2012 search for the lost Franklin ships.

History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger gives a sneak peek of this year’s Franklin search

Why this summer’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition will be the biggest and most advanced ever

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Photo Courtesy of Ryan Harris/Parks Canada

History

Diver delves into the details of searching for the Franklin Expedition’s lost ships

Exploring the shipwrecks on the Arctic sea floor

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History

Queen Maud Gulf the focus of the search — for now

Ships, sonar and autonomous underwater vehicles sweep the water as the Victoria Strait beckons

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History

Throwback Thursday: House of Seagram advertisements

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Looking out from the Canadian Coast Guard's CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

History

Finding Franklin

This summer’s Victoria Strait Expedition will bring cutting edge technology and unprecedented resources to the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition

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2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

Yves Bernard, a petty officer of the Royal Canadian Navy Fleet Diving Unit, and Ryan Harris, a senior marine archeologist with Parks Canada, raise the side-scan sonar.

History

New tools will cover more ground in this year’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition

Technology used to track down the lost ships

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Environment

People & Culture

People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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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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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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Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril on the sea ice in Pangnirtung, Nunavut

People & Culture

An ‘Angry Inuk’ defends the seal hunt, again

Award-winning documentary will have its Canadian TV premiere on CBC this weekend

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sealskin heel fashion Inuit

People & Culture

See how an Inuit designer combines fashion and tradition using sealskin

Nicole Camphaug is one of a new generation of Inuit designers who are pushing the boundaries of traditional uses for sealskin

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wildlife

Articles

Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick

Wildlife

Should we kill one bird to save another?

On New Brunswick’s Machias Seal Island, predatory gulls are pushing endangered Arctic tern colonies to the brink, creating a dilemma for wildlife managers

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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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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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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

Caribou are vanishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to save them?

After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

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A wolf stands on a rock

Wildlife

Excerpt from Takaya: The Lone Wolf

An enchanting and evocative look at the unique relationship between a solitary, island-dwelling wolf and a renowned wildlife photographer

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Wildlife

Healthy sea stars on Victoria Island at low tide. (Colleen Edwards/CG Photo Club)

Wildlife

Sea star wasting disease confirmed in Haida Gwaii

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chef Ned Bell

People & Culture

Seafood chef Ned Bell works to bring sustainability into the kitchen

Bell is the special guest at the upcoming Vancouver GeoGala, an ocean conservation-themed fundraiser for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Calgary Stampeders players Jabari Arthur, Quincy Butler and Marvin White meet fans and sign autographs

People & Culture

The Grey Cup turns 100

With the 100th Grey Cup set to kick off this November, the Canadian Football League and its rough-around-the-edges charm is winning converts

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Arctic, sea ice, Hudson Bay, scientist, environment, climate change

Science & Tech

How changing sea ice is also changing lives in the North

Inuit hunters and scientists are collaborating to record recent alarming shifts in Hudson Bay sea ice

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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

Climate change may reduce seafloor life

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Science & Tech

How studying Arctic marine seabirds helps document pollution trends in the North and beyond

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The Squaxin Island Canoe Family on the Tribal Canoe Journey. For the past two years, NoiseCat and his father have joined the Squaxin Island Canoe Family on this remarkable voyage.

People & Culture

The Tribal Canoe Journey, an odyssey to reclaim tradition and territory

For my father and me, these journeys are both personal and political

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Common sea star Mingan Archipelago

Places

The Mingan Archipelago: A land shaped by time

Raised from the sea, sculpted by tides and winds, the ever-changing Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve protects colossal monoliths and myriad species 

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A Canada lynx stands alert in the snow

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: orca, wolves, skates, hares and pronghorns

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Environment

Why forensics could be key to untangling the ocean microplastics crisis

Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean

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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 members of the Humahuk expedition with the remains of an HBC supply boat

History

Searching the Arctic for traces of the Sir John Franklin expedition

My great-grandmother spoke of finding mysterious objects on King William Island as a young girl. This summer, I retraced her steps.

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History

How Inuit testimony affected the search for Sir John Franklin

At the RCGS's spring lecture on April 12, Dave Woodman and four other experts will talk about the use of Inuit traditional knowledge in locating Erebus

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One Ocean will have its Voyager ship join the search this summer.

History

Searching for the Franklin Expedition’s lost ships

Parks Canada chief underwater archaeologist Ryan Harris shares details on this year’s search

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition flag flies above the One Ocean Voyager

History

Victoria Strait Expedition begins

First official day of the 2014 search for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier

History

Exploring the realities and myths of Arctic sea ice

As the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition encounters the thickest ice in years, searchers share tales of past ill-fated adventures in the unpredictable waters

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History

The Technology of the Franklin Expedition search

Remote sensing and remote controlled underwater vehicles have brought the search into the 21st century

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leather sea stars

Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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Three polar bears cast long shadows as they move across snowy Arctic scenery

Wildlife

Sinking or swimming? The challenges of polar bear research in a changing Arctic

The latest population statistics reflect the expensive, dangerous and complex nature of polar bear research — but innovative new techniques may offer a solution

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Environment

Canadian seahorse expert wins leading animal conservation prize

UBC prof Amanda Vincent won the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize for her work on ocean conservation

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Environment

Ice, ice baby

We rely on ice for a lot more than just a cold drink — here’s some of the latest news on frozen water

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Environment

The Middle Seat Manifesto

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Environment

How sea level rise could change the world

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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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Environment

Arctic storms: How scientists are improving forecasts of dangerous polar lows

Polar lows are particularly challenging to forecast due to their small size and short lifetime

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Sea glass sponge

Environment

Watch LIVE: Researchers explore rare B.C. sea glass sponges

University of Alberta researchers use robotics to share one of Canada’s incredible reefs

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Environment

How breeding bottom feeders will help revolutionize fish farming

New Brunswick-bred sea cucumbers and urchins could soon be used to help clean up fish farms

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Kids

Elementary students find their sea legs with Canadian Coast Guard’s educational pilot program

The Adopt a Ship program took kids on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour with Coast Guard crews and staff

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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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People & Culture

Search for Franklin Expedition wrecks continues

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People & Culture

New book tells the story of the life of — and search for — the HMS Investigator

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Travel

Gear review: Top accessories for bird and wildlife photographers

With bird and wildlife photographers in mind, Canadian Geographic decided to give some of this season’s best camera accessories a test run.

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Wildlife

Excerpt from Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic

From bestselling author James Raffan comes an enlightening and original story about a polar bear’s precarious existence in the changing Arctic

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A wolf next to British Columbia's Columbia River. (Photo: Domenico Battaglia/CG Photo Club)

Wildlife

Wolf cull in British Columbia spawns controversy

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scientist in lab coat looking at microscope slide

Wildlife

Negative tests for microplastics a positive for marine mammals in eastern Canadian Arctic

No microplastics found in 142 examined seals

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Wildlife

Researchers discover sea sponges can sneeze

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Sea lampreys

Wildlife

Sea lampreys in Lake Superior to be targeted hard this summer

The Great Lakes Fisheries Commission and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service are working hard to reduce the number of invasive sea lampreys in Lake Superior

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Wolf photo

Wildlife

Q&A with Peter Schleifenbaum

The owner of Haliburton Forest talks wolves

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A  carpet  of  orange  zoanthids,  red  coralline  encrusting  algae  (shallow  enough  for  algae),  Stylaster  sp.hydrocorals, and  encrusting  demosponges.

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

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

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

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Mapping

‘Absolutely catastrophic:’ Hit hard by pandemic, ecotourism needs help

Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

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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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Wildlife

Excerpt from The Reign of Wolf 21: The Sage of Yellowstone’s Legendary Druid Pack

Rick McIntyre explains the positive impact of wolf reintroduction on the Yellowstone ecosystem

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