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A snapshot of the polynya on May 8, 2024, per NASA Worldview.

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Northern Latitudes: Mapping the North Water Polynya

Mapping enables scientists to capture and analyze both long-term and short-term dynamic changes in the North Water polynya, a vibrant and ever-changing marine environment. Even simple exercises, such as observing a timelapse of the polynya’s annual cycle, can reveal an almost living, breathing body of water.
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An American lobster (Homarus americanus) on the seafloor off Southwest Nova Scotia.

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Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Northwest Atlantic Fisheries

Some of the most valuable species are at highest risk, study warns.
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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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Where Does Canada Stand on Deep-Sea Mining? 

John Oliver's Last Week Tonight segment comes as groups push Canada to increase its ambition and leadership.
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The Central Arctic Ocean Offers a Chance to Do Things Differently

The Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement prioritized research and planning before industrial activity proceeds. This year’s meeting is an opportunity to expand and build on that legacy.
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Atlantic herring.

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How to Value Forage Fish

Fisheries management decisions are too often based on short-term economic rewards that fail to include the future value of rebuilding healthy stocks.
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Seafloor sediments are an important but often overlooked carbon sink.

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How Much Carbon is Stored in Canada’s Seabed?

The seabed is a critical—but often overlooked—carbon sink. New research is showing just how important it is.