Category Archives: Water

Science in the Kitchen…Collecting Lampreys in the Hay River, Northwest Territories

Success at last as museum scientists hit the jackpot for lampreys…and their kitchen become a lab! Continue reading

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Collecting Lampreys in the Martin River, Northwest Territories

Electrofishing or digging in the dirt? Our researchers do what it takes to get the job done as they begin their quest for lampreys. Continue reading

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Research in the Northwest Territories: Shipment? What Shipment?

Despite meticulous planning, there are often unforeseen challenges during fieldwork, as Claude Renaud and Noel Alfonso found out upon their arrival in Yellowknife. Continue reading

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Looking for Lampreys in Northwest Territories

Two museum scientists head North to collect lampreys and learn more about their evolution in the Arctic. Continue reading

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Ocean Conservation: “Seas” the Day!

Ocean conservation is a complex undertaking, but cooperative solutions are starting to bear fruit. Continue reading

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Ignorance is not always bliss

There are many environmental perils affecting the microorganisms at the base of the marine food chain. Is diversity of life in the ocean already doomed? Is our indifference to that potential fate, the greatest problem? Continue reading

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Imagine a World without Seafood

Is it possible to ethically consume seafood, without contributing to its disappearance? Continue reading

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Looming human impact threaten our deep-sea communities – Live deep-sea ROPOS dives at the Museum – Part 4

Some of the corals observed during the ROPOS dives are believed to be hundreds of years old. Unlike many true corals that form reefs in tropical regions over time, cold water corals simply grow bigger and bigger with age. As … Continue reading

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New deep-sea species to describe – Live deep-sea ROPOS dives at the Museum – Part 3

I was surprised by the large number of species that could not be readily identified. At this point in time, however, it is too early to know how many new species have been discovered during this expedition. The research team … Continue reading

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Amazing images from the ROPOS – Live deep-sea ROPOS dives at the Museum – Part 2

We showed more than 30 hours of videos and since the ROPOS is equipped with HD video cameras, we were able to see the most amazing details of the seafloor and its inhabitants; not so much on the video because … Continue reading

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