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Sanikiluaq 2012, duck dissections

April 4, 2012

One of the most valuable things you need when working in the field, especially in remote areas, is patience. After working through blizzards and half the town being sick with the flu, Mike and the hunters headed down to the floe edge around the south end of the island for a second attempt.¬† And to […]

Sanikiluaq 2012, polar week webinar

March 27, 2012

From March 18th to 24th, 2012 the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS; apecs.is) worked the polar outreach and education community to celebrate an International Polar Week. The goal was to connect as many people as possible to learn about the poles during this spring equinox period when all locations on the globe, from […]

Sanikiluaq 2012, in the community

March 26, 2012

We have come to Sanikiluaq for several reasons this year.¬† One of the reasons this year is to collect eiders from the nearby polynyas¬† for part of a study examining the health of eider ducks, but we have also come to work with the community. One thing we did was to show the film that […]

Sanikiluaq 2012, polynyas

March 26, 2012

At the end of of March 2012 I traveled to Sanikiluaq, Nunavut with Mike and Joel to do some winter work. Sanikiluaq is a small community of about 1000 people located on the Belcher Islands in southern Hudson Bay. To get to Sanikiluaq we traveled from Ottawa to Montreal, and then on a small Air […]