A whale of a problem developing in Canada’s Arctic


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William Halliday
Conservation Scientist/Arctic Acoustics Program Lead

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2018-10-01

Canada actually borders three oceans and it is in that often overlooked third ocean—the Arctic—that the fate of whales could become the next marine crisis for Ottawa.

The horrors of right whales drowning in tangles of fishing ropes and the alarming prospect of endangered orcas crossing paths with oil-laden tankers has created more than a few headaches for the federal government. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the feds have been forced to respond to public—and legal—demands that more be done to save threatened cetaceans.

But Canada actually borders three oceans and it is in that often overlooked third ocean—the Arctic—that the fate of whales could become the next marine crisis for Ottawa.

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