Some birds are good bioindicators. Scientists can observe birds to get useful information about the health of and changes in the environment.

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Arctic animals have features that help them thrive in a harsh environment. But the reverse is also true: many of these creatures depend on Arctic conditions to survive.

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For World Oceans Day we've brought together 10 top resources related to the health of our oceans

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I am responsible for development and maintenance of a fisheries standard, particularly those parts that deal with impacts of fishing on non-target and endangered species. I also work on trying to make the assessment process more efficient so more fisheries and stakeholders can effectively engage in the program.

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Mercury pollution from southern Canada can travel all the way to the Arctic. There, mercury can impact aquatic food webs, and all the species who depend on them—including humans.

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The MSC is a global NGO that uses fisheries certification and eco-labelling to safeguard the world's oceans and seafood supplies. My job is to make sure the science behind the program is engaging and accessible to all.

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By studying lake mud, scientists can go back in time to a lake’s natural state. This helps them understand how human activity and environmental change have impacted the lake over time.

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An open house for the general public and a symposium for students in Grades 9-12, organized by the Let’s Talk Science Outreach site at Queen’s University. Learn how field biologists study evolution, ecology and animal behaviour!

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Hydroelectricity can be an environmentally friendly source of energy, especially compared to fossil fuels. But it also comes with a risk of mercury poisoning.

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Mussels filter food out of the water with their gills. That makes them a great tool for testing water quality.

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