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Fisheries and Oceans 25m
How tall is a sea sponge? Depends on the species. Some stop growing at 2 cm, others stop growing at 2 m-- that’s taller than the average Canadian!
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Fisheries and Oceans 21h
“You can’t go somewhere without leaving fingerprints”... same for fish! 🕵️‍♀️ Fish leave their DNA in the water and scientists can use this information to determine what fish are present!
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Fisheries and Oceans 24h
Happy ! We’ve got just the thing to satisfy your trivia craving this week: a deep-sea coral quiz, just for you!
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 16
The American eel is the only fish in North America that is “catadromous”, meaning they are born in the ocean, mature in freshwater, then return to the ocean to spawn.
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 16
“Every kid is a scientist - I just didn’t grow out of it”. 👨‍🔬 Follow along throughout the week as we celebrate Science Literacy Week by showcasing the awesome science being done on our waters and about the creatures living in it 🐙 🐟 🐬
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 15
Happy Sunday Funday! Take a pointer from dolphins today-- these marine mammals are the masters of fun, and are known to chase each other and ships, and surf the waves all for a laugh! What will you do for a laugh today?
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 14
Eelgrass is the ocean’s underwater lawn. It’s a great place for fishes to grow and many seabirds also depend on these seagrass beds for food stops during their long migrations.
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 13
Snow crabs sure are some cold water lovers! These seafloor creatures don’t like to hang out in waters warmer than 7 degree celsius for too long. Bet they’re excited for winter! ❄️
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 12
Lacs des Loups Marins in is the only home to a unique sub-species of : the Lacs des Loups Marins harbor seal! These seals are the only freshwater seal in North America, feeding on lake fish year round!
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 11
Sea sponges are tough: they live in the deepest depths of the sea, all without a nervous system, digestive system or organs!
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DFO Pacific Sep 10
to our marine mammal rescue team, and the crew of the ship M.Charles for saving an entangled humpback calf yesterday in waters!
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 10
Haida Nation joins the Coastal First Nations Fisheries Resources Agreement to help advance economic opportunities, commercial fishing access and collaborative governance.
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 10
Replying to @oceanexplorer
: The first dive site in Canadian waters for NOAA’s mission was the Gully Marine Protected Area. Check out these amazing shots from this taken on a previous mission.
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 10
🇨🇦 committed to help map the Atlantic seabed when we signed the . We’re working ’s mission to better understand our shared waters and reach this goal.
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Minister Carolyn Bennett Sep 10
Today, launched the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework. This was co-developed with our Northern partners over two years. It outlines our shared vision for a strong, prosperous and sustainable Arctic and North to 2030 and beyond.
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 10
Replying to @FishOceansCAN
See how we’re protecting the Saskatchewan-Nelson Rivers population of Bull Trout under the Act to ensure its survival for future generations. Learn more:
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 10
Sneaky sneakers! 🤫 While Bull Trout are spawning, females are guarded by males who defend her from other males competing for fertilization. But some males – “sneakers” – are able to mimic females, creeping close enough to fertilize eggs.
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Transport Canada Sep 6
If there’s a whale, there’s a way! We’re in with , flying a drone equipped with technology to detect activity.
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 9
that deep in the northwestern Atlantic ocean lives a fish called the chocolate skate 🍫? Also known as Bigelow’s skate, it’s one of the smallest skates found off the coast of Newfoundland.
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Fisheries and Oceans Sep 9
Replying to @FishOceansCAN
The Lilliput mussel is now protected under the Act. See how we’ve committed to protecting this aquatic endangered species as well as 139 other aquatic species to support their survival for future generations:
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