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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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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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Every now and then, a human foot washes up on the shore, usually wearing a running shoe. But where did it come from, and where’s the rest of the body.

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70% of all the freshwater on Earth is frozen. If it all melted the habitat of polar bears and walruses would disappear. It would also raise sea level 70 meters. Learn what effects this would have on the people of Earth. (5:50 min.)

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Some species have a bigger impact on their ecosystem than others. These keystone species include predators, prey, plants, and ecosystem engineers.

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This video looks at how the features of plastic that makes is so useful to us (cheap, durable and expendable) have resulted in serious issues in the ocean. Addresses both macro and microplastics.

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Scientists estimate that there are more than 5.25 trillion plastic pieces floating on the surface of oceans.

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CurioCity resources which align with Nova Scotia's Oceans 11 Curriculum content area: Marine Biome

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