State of the Arctic Ocean

Canada’s Oceans Now: Arctic Ecosystems provides new knowledge and known trends for marine areas of the Canadian Arctic. This public report was generated from knowledge and findings provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, as well as, academic, co-management, and Territorial contributors.

Scientific and Inuit knowledge describe current status and trends about marine habitats, species and food webs, the seasonal cycle of events (seasonality), variability over time and location, and connections between oceans and ocean areas, including coastal areas. Information will be updated in future reports, providing an ongoing picture of the status and trends of Canada’s Arctic marine ecosystems.

Arctic Ocean. Copyright D.L. Labrie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Arctic Ocean. © D.L. Labrie, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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