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Spotlight On Canada’s Arctic

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In The Grip Of Change

Canada’s Arctic lies in the world’s smallest ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is home to one of the largest archipelagos in the world. It’s also home to beluga whales, one of the many animals well-adapted to living with ice. Some of the fastest and most dramatic climate changes in the world are happening in the Arctic - join this program to discuss these changes and learn how your actions could make a positive impact on the lives of the people and animals that live there.

Spotlight On Canada's Arctic
Spotlight On Canada's Arctic

Unlocking The Mysteries
Of The Arctic

The Arctic is one of the regions where the impact of climate change is most noticeable. Even as researchers race against time to document the diversity of Arctic life and its relationship to sea ice, the sea ice is shrinking and thinning all around them. The Aquarium’s Canada’s Arctic exhibit highlights some of this research and helps communicate why it’s so important to learn about the land, people and animals in the Arctic—before they’re changed forever.
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People Of The North

A large majority—but not all—of the people who live in Canada’s Arctic are Inuit. Inuit means “the people” in Inuktitut. It is their one common language, even if dialects are spoken in different communities. Inuit are one people across Canada’s Arctic with a common culture and a shared history. Inuit live in 53 communities across Canada’s Arctic—in the Inuvialuit region of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, the Nunavik region of northern Quebec and the Nunatsiavut region in northern Labrador. They also live in the circumpolar regions of Alaska, Chukotka (Russia) and Greenland.
How have people adapted to living in the Arctic?

Spotlight On Canada's Arctic
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