July 12, 2021
Maritime Commercial Incidents and AccidentsClear Seas examined the spatial distribution of commercial marine shipping incidents and accidents in and around Canadian waters and created an interactive, user-friendly visualization tool to share this data. Accessible to all, this tool can be used to highlight areas of potential shipping risks, identify trends in marine incident reporting, and help inform policymakers and the public on the safety of marine shipping in Canada.
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June 22, 2021
How will the TMX Pipeline Affect Marine Shipping in the Salish Sea?The transport of oil by ships is no stranger to controversy. But the tempo of that debate is sure to increase as the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project heads for completion at the end of 2022, with all three berths operating at full capacity later in 2023, placing any potential risks to coastal ecosystems from increased tanker traffic firmly in the public spotlight.
June 17, 2021
Recognition comes at a painful time in the history of Indigenous People and shines a light on the need for reconciliationReflecting on the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and why it's important for their voices to be heard.
June 9, 2021
Southern Resident killer whales: Helping to save an endangered speciesWith more than 27,000 km of coastline that extends from Alaska to Washington State, Canada’s Pacific region is home to a rich and vibrant marine ecosystem. Thousands of sea creatures inhabit these waters, from microscopic species to large, fascinating mammals. Among them are the highly intelligent and iconic orcas, also known as killer whales.
May 6, 2021
2021 Update: Endangered North Atlantic Right WhalesNorth Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered species of large whales.
March 23, 2021