Weekly Ocean News

Ecosystems and Biodiversity The impacts of global warming will be far greater than expected, according to the latest comprehensive assessment from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC’s...

Weekly Ocean News

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Despite a global ban on the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 2004, the chemicals persist in the environment and have accumulated up the food chain. High levels of PCBs hav...

Aquaculture 101: Part 1

At the recent Chefs for Oceans talk on aquaculture, organized by Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell, I presented a primer on farmed seafood. This event was geared towards chefs wanting to know more about the se...

Weekly Ocean News

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Three new species of snailfish have been discovered living 7.5 kilometres below the surface of the ocean. These snailfish have gel-like bodies that are actually together by the crus...

Weekly Ocean News

Plastics There are fewer microplastics in ocean surfaces than expected — what gives? Scientists are using polystyrene beads (also known as microbeads and recently banned in Canadian cosmetics) to find out. Stu...

The Journey to Underwater Work 

Let’s say you love the ocean and one day, whatever you do, you know you're going to work underwater. But how? The career path to underwater employment is murky, a little like the depths of the ocean. Since 1974...