OTTAWA- — Some rarely-studied yet colourful marine life from the coastal waters of Canada’s Western Arctic is the focus of a new research program led by the Canadian Museum of Nature. And SCUBA gear is a must for studying it up close! The project is led by Dr. Amanda Savoie, a museum research scientist who studies marine macroalgae,what most know of as seaweed, and for which there are three main groups: red, brown and green algae. The multi-year program kicked off this August, with the first field season extending over five weeks, on the ground and in the water, until Sept. 20. The seaweed research is centred around Cambridge Bay (Iqaluktuuttiaq) on Victoria Island, Nunavut. The community of 1,800 is home to the Canadian High Arctic Research Station, run by
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