Tourism in Antarctica......dot dot dot

Tourism in Antarctica……dot dot dot

Holger Leue/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Increased tourism could be contributing to plastic pollution in Antarctica. So this past week I was sitting on a plane headed…

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Identity crisis: greater snow geese altering migratory pathways and following their 'lesser cousins'

Identity crisis: greater snow geese altering migratory pathways and following their ‘lesser cousins’

A Hybrid is the result of two species successfully having offspring; one example is the liger, a cross between a tiger and a lion. There are…

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Skinny polar bears and my first-hand account of Climate Change

Skinny polar bears and my first-hand account of Climate Change

I saw a polar bear in a zoo once. When I was a lot younger. I remember thinking, “huh, he isn’t doing anything, he is…

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Arctic-breeding shorebird Research, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Arctic-breeding shorebird Research, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Back from another eventful and bird-filled summer on the Canadian Arctic tundra, and back with an internet connection, I wanted to feature this newly released…

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Cholera found in Migrating Snow Geese

Cholera found in Migrating Snow Geese

Over the past several decades, anthropogenic effects (human activity) are increasingly tipping the balance in favour of some species over others in North America; and…

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Arctic Facts: Bio-luminescent (glow in the dark) zooplankton during the arctic night

Arctic Facts: Bio-luminescent (glow in the dark) zooplankton during the arctic night

The Polar Night. Anywhere North of the polar circle line for a period of the year it’s over 24 hours of darkness. No sun. Culturally,…

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Arctic Facts: Orca Whales in Alaska

Arctic Facts: Orca Whales in Alaska

Northern travel (despite the lack of warm sun, white sandy beaches and outdoor pool swim up bars) has by far produced the best experiences I…

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Arctic Facts: Tundra veg recovery, goose poop may help?

Arctic Facts: Tundra veg recovery, goose poop may help?

At the 2015 NAAGC conference this year I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Kathleen Schnaars-Uvino from the University of Jamestown (http://www.uj.edu/staff/kathleen-schnaars-uvino). Dr. Uvino gave…

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Arctic Facts: How many kinds of geese are there in the Arctic?

Arctic Facts: How many kinds of geese are there in the Arctic?

As a graduate student it is very valuable to attend various academic conferences related to the systems or topics you work in. Travelling to conferences…

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Arctic Facts: Carry-over effects of stress, I know you can relate

Arctic Facts: Carry-over effects of stress, I know you can relate

Stress. It’s a very convoluted term. We use this word all the time to describe how we are feeling, but how does that translate directly…

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