Arctic Ocean Currents and Coastal Erosion
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During International Polar Year, scientists studied the flow of water through Canada's changing Arctic...
Humfrey Melling (Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada):
We're here as part of the Canadian IPY project known as "Canada's Three Oceans" and we're particularly interested in the way that change in the arctic is linked to change in the north Pacific and the north Atlantic oceans.
Svein Vagle (Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada):
We've got three oceans surrounding Canada. 70% of our coastline is actually in the arctic.
The temperature, salinity and ecology of arctic waters are changing...
The moorings in this particular spot are designed to measure the flow of water from west to east in the arctic. And that water carries with it micro-organisms, it carries with it salt, it carries with it fresh water - that is all being conveyed into the Atlantic regions of Canada.
Captain Mark Taylor (CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier):
Every crew member on board has a vested interested in trying to deliver the science program as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Canadian scientists learned how changing arctic currents may affect all oceans, during International Polar Year.
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