Canadian Scientific Footage Confirms Use of Narwhal Tusk
For the first time, there is video evidence of Narwhals using their tusks to hit and stun fish prior to eating them.
In collaboration with the community of Pond Inlet and benefiting from Inuit Traditional Knowledge, this first-of-its kind footage was captured by Canadian scientists from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the University of Windsor, World Wildlife Fund Canada, the Vancouver Aquarium, and by Arctic Bear Productions.
There is a wealth of Inuit Traditional Knowledge and ...
Gatekeeper to the Arctic
Jacques Yves Cousteau was a naval officer, filmmaker, scientist, explorer, photographer and researcher.
His focus and passion was on the sea. He once said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
That net of wonder caught hold of a young man named Mariano Koen-Alonso, who grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he was 18-years-old, he went to Patagonia to attend university where his love of the sea grew.
“I had the ...
Solving the Mystery: Origin and Stock Structure of Capelin in the Northwest Atlantic and the Arctic
Capelin is an important forage (or food) species for several fish, mammal and seabird species in the ocean environment and is therefore considered a keystone species for maintaining marine ecosystems.
The species also plays an important role in supporting commercially valuable fisheries as well as a small capelin commercial fishery.
However, for decades, capelin have puzzled scientists because so little has been known about the structure of the stock over its entire range distribution. ...
Five Months at Sea: The Canadian Coast Guard’s Annual Arctic Trips
Anyone who works onboard a vessel knows that a lot goes into planning and preparing for a trip at sea.
From fuel and equipment to food and crew; there are a lot of details to be worked out. The length of the trip, size of the vessel, the number of crew, the kinds of work you will be doing, and the geographical location of the work can significantly affect the requirements for the trip.
So when the Canadian Coast Guard sends its icebreakers to the Canadian Arctic each year, it is a big ...