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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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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.
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Narwhal breach the surface in the North Water. Narwhal, along with other marine mammals, use this area for calving, foraging, and migration.

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The Ice Bridge: A Hotspot of Marine Biodiversity in the Arctic

When researchers assess biodiversity in the Arctic, the North Water Polynya has historically been identified as one of the most important hotspots in this region – and the most biologically productive area in all of Greenland’s waters.
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This trip followed in the footsteps of the Hudson Bay Quest Sled Dog Race, the Quest for the Bay documentary television series, and a previous snowmobile tour organized by Heartland Travel and guided by North Star Tours, who guided this iteration.

Travel Story

Connecting to Each Other and the Land on the Indigenous Quest for the Bay

While the long, challenging trip from Gillam to Churchill reinforced a sense of distance, it also enabled me to see the way everything is connected.
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Deep-sea species are at risk from emerging mining activities.

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What’s Happening with International Negotiations on Deep-Sea Mining?

This new industry would have major impacts on ecosystems we're only beginning to understand.
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Little auks circling the colony. An estimated 30 million little auks flock to the rocky cliffs along the shores of Pikialasorsuaq each year.

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The Ice Bridge: A Haven for Seabirds in Pikialasorsuaq

In the second part of our series on the North Water Polynya, we look at the millions of birds that travel here each year.