This survey takes place in Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam marine protected area near Paulatuk, Northwest Territories. It began as a baseline assessment of coastal fishes and their habitat associations in 2012 and has grown into an annual community-led monitoring program that investigates coastal biodiversity, habitat parameters, ecological interactions in both summer and winter seasons. Click here for more information.
This program collaborates with Indigenous partners to document past (Indigenous knowledge) and current (coastal assessment) conditions to better understand ecosystem changes within the Hudson Bay area. Since 2019, we have worked with the communities of Kinngait, Igloolik, and Naujaat in Nunavut and Whapmagoostui in Nunavik. By identifying research questions important to each community, this program increases scope and capacity for future monitoring across the Arctic. Click here for more information.
A survey of coastal fishes was conducted near the community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut in the fall of 2017, in close proximity to the Rae (67°55' N and 115°20' W), and Coppermine (67°49' N and 115°05' W) rivers. The goal was to assess community composition of nearshore fishes and identify their habitat associations. Fishes were collected at coastal sites from September 1st to 7th, 2017. The final report is available here.
Sachs Harbour, NWT
A survey of the coastal ecosystem near the community of Sachs Harbour, NWT was conducted in July 2018. For more information, please see the newsletter or final report.