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    Ocean Health
    Radioactive plume from Fukushima headed for Canada's shores?

    Radioactive plume from Fukushima headed for Canada’s shores?

    Read this Sept. 1 story by Jeremy Hsu in The Huffington Post on the threat of radioactive particles from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reaching North America’s coastline by 2014. A radioactive plum...


    Does Fukushima threaten our health through contaminated fish?

    Does Fukushima threaten our health through contaminated fish?

    Read this April 27 story in TheTyee.ca weighing various concerns and reassurances around the impacts of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster on fish consumed in Canada. Would you eat fish from Japan? Nearly two years after ...



    The Salmon Recipes

    The Salmon Recipes

    The Salmon Recipes: Stories of Our Endangered North Coast Cuisine is not only visually exciting but it exudes an intense and compelling power that is conveyed in an instant, before one word is read. A quick glance through the ...


    Paul Watson

    Watson, Sea Shepherd President, Resigns Over US Court Order

    Read this story from CTV.ca on Captain Paul Watson's decision to step down as the president of the organization he founded, Sea Shepherd, over a US court order that threatens their anti-whaling operations. (Jan 8, 2012)



    Sinking Cities: A Future with Rising Oceans

    Sinking Cities: A Future with Rising Oceans

    New York may be the environmental story of the year, not because of the 80 fatalities and the $50 billion in damages caused by so-called Superstorm Sandy, but because the city’s misfortune has triggered a dawning awareness.


    Mark Hume: Businessman Russ George Defends Haida Ocean Fertilization Project

    Mark Hume: Businessman Russ George defends Haida Ocean Fertilization Project

    Read this column from Mark Hume in the Globe and Mail on the ocean fertilization project that caught the world by surprise last week, provoking criticism over fears of geoengineering and unintended ecological consequences. (Oct...



    Dr. Peter Ross has published world-renowned scinece on pollution and marine mammal health during his 13 years at DFO

    Silent Summer: Leading Fisheries Researcher on Harper Govt. Killing Ocean Pollution Monitoring

    by Dr. Peter Ross Since being hired 13 years ago as a Research Scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), I have been fortunate to conduct research on such magnificent creatures as killer whales, beluga whales, harbour sea...


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    Oceans in Peril: Radical Action Needed to Avert 90% Species Extinction

    The oceans of Planet Earth currently contain about a quarter million species of marine organisms, which together constitute the Marine Food Pyramid and the Marine Food Web.  If we do not change our ways, radically and fundamen...