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An American lobster (Homarus americanus) on the seafloor off Southwest Nova Scotia.

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The gummy squirrel (a species of sea cucumber) was one of the deep-sea creatures featured on this week's episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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Seafloor sediments are an important but often overlooked carbon sink.

What We’re Working On

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Sealskin kamiks, Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut.

Arctic Science & Indigenous Knowledge

Sustainable Arctic conservation draws on the best information to support a healthy marine environment and thriving Arctic communities.

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Torngat Fjords, Nunatsiavut.

Indigenous Protected Areas & Marine Conservation

Building a network of Arctic marine conservation areas identified and managed by Inuit will encourage resilient ecosystems that support a traditional way of life.

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Staff brave the bugs while collecting data on belugas for Inuvialuit community-based monitoring program near Paulatuk, Northwest Territories.

Conservation Jobs & Training

Indigenous Arctic experts should be hired to oversee marine conservation areas and monitor ecosystems.

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“Maintaining healthy coastal and marine habitats is critical for food security, cultural continuity and increased economic opportunities from fisheries and tourism.”

Mary Simon Minister’s Special Representative on Arctic Leadership

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Tallurutiup Imanga Video

Poetry and images explain why Lancaster Sound needs to be protected.

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2022 Annual Report

The Oceans North 2022 Annual Report provides highlights from the last year of our work in the Arctic, Atlantic and the high seas.