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Arctic Ocean and Canada
The Arctic Ocean is a body of water centered approximately on the north pole. It is the smallest of Earth’s five oceans. Its boundaries are defined by the International Hydrographic Organization, although some other authorities draw them differently. Depending on which definition is used, waters of Canada’s Arctic Archipelago are included as part of the ocean, as are major Canadian bodies of water such as Baffin Bay, Hudson Bay and the Beaufort Sea.
First Great White Shark Tagged in Atlantic Canada
Researchers at Dartmouth’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography announced that they had tagged a great white shark in Atlantic Canadian waters for the first time. The institute will use the information from the tag to analyse and understand great white migration movements.
Pacific Ocean and Canada
The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest ocean. It covers more than 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface — an area roughly the same
as the Atlantic and Indian oceans combined. Canada’s relationship with the Pacific Ocean is synonymous with
the West Coast of British Columbia. The province’s entire ocean shoreline, including the coasts of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii, form Canada’s Pacific coastal region.
More than 75 per cent of the province’s 5 million residents live within 50 km of the coast.