Weekly Ocean News 

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Coral reefs are under threat from climate change, but new research suggests that other reef-building animals might be more adaptable. Sponges are an ancient group of animals who oft...

Happy Hagfish Day!

Everyone loves an underdog and the hagfish is perhaps the ocean’s biggest underdog when it comes to looks. This scavenging eel-like creature has no jaws and a wriggly saggy body whose most notable attribute is ...

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 2

More than half of seafood consumed globally is farmed. In order to shed some light on the opaque sources of our seafood, I wrote an overview of popular farmed species (see Part 1). Next, let’s address a farmed ...

Scouts on the Shoreline

For some, shoreline cleanups become an annual tradition that they look forward to every year. Scout Canada Leader, Henry Starzynski, started leading shoreline cleanups with his Ottawa 72nd group 12 years ago. F...