Tag: Canada

Pandemic Rules Make Saving Right Whales Tougher, Researchers Say

May 26, 2020 By James Munson Bloomberg Law
A multiyear, cross-border collaboration to stop the decline of North Atlantic right whales faces challenges this summer because of rules enacted to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Strained resources have forced Canada’s federal government to cut back some monitoring flights over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while bans on large gatherings and closed international and provincial borders will interrupt valuable research into what’s killing the species and hinder whale rescue missions, say conservationists.

Study of Arctic Ocean Shows Top of the World Changing

April 26, 2020 By Bob Weber The Canadian Press
The top of the world is turning upside down, says the first overall assessment of Canada’s Arctic Ocean. The work of dozens of federal scientists and Inuit observers, it describes a vast ecosystem in unprecedented flux: from ocean currents to the habits and types of animals that swim in it.