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Ocean and Freshwater Connections
With two million lakes and more than 8500 rivers, Canada is a water-rich country. Surrounded by three oceans, it also has the longest coastline in the world.
The Canadian Museum of Nature actively conducts research on marine and freshwater species, supports conservation, and contributes to public education on water-related topics.
The UN has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030). Oceans stabilize climate and support life on Earth. Learn about the museum's research and education on marine species, as well as meaningful collaborations.
Explore the rich world of tide pools and how the creatures that live there are adapted to tough living condition in this short video with expert Amanda Savoie. (1 min. 52 sec.).
Virtual 360° Tour
Water sustains all living things on this planet. Take a 360-degree tour of the gallery and learn about many species, from tiny krill to the massive Blue Whale.
Among the museum's scientific experts are aquatic biologists who study certain marine and freshwater species. See them in the field in this video series.
It's time to curb our reliance on plastics. We need to work together to save the oceans and protect the diverse life they sustain. Here are eight actions you can take now to help reduce plastic pollution.
In 2017, the Museum was a key partner in Canada C3, a signature project for the nation's sesquicentennial. Our scientists conducted active research on this unique sea expedition.
National Oceans Strategy
The Museum is a founding partner of the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition. The main strategic goals are ocean knowledge, ocean values, and ocean action. Read more in this article.