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Canada’s Arctic is vast, diverse and changing. It is home to one of the largest archipelagos in the world and to animals well-adapted to living with ice. This exhibit shows how climate change is affecting this vast, remote area. By establishing active connections between visitors and this fascinating region, the interactive exhibit fosters awareness, understanding and relationships between those in the North and the rest of Canada.
If you think the Arctic is a desolate place, you’d be surprised at how much life thrives within and beneath the sea ice that’s drifting on the ocean.
Canada’s Arctic is undergoing some of the fastest and most dramatic changes in the world. Although researchers are desperately racing against time to document the diversity of life in this region, the sea ice is thinning and shrinking around them.
The underwater Arctic is bursting with colour, and we’ve collected some of the most interesting marine animals from that region.