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Have you heard of the green crab, skeleton shrimp, golden star tunicate or other tunicates? No? Believe it or not, these invasive species have besieged Quebec waters completely unnoticed.
In the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence, the biological diversity is remarkable, and reflects this vast area's wide range of environmental conditions.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists will tell you: if you're keen to know what's going on in our oceans, there's only one way to go—collect data in the field.
This is a story of discovery and coincidence. It is a story that Richard Sanfaçon is very well placed to tell.
On November 4th 2012, the international ocean observation program, Argo, passed a momentous milestone, collecting its one-millionth "profile" of ocean conditions in real-time since its launch in 2000. Over the years, Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists have played key roles in making Argo what it is today – one of the most effective and comprehensive ocean observation systems in the world.
Proteomics Research Leads to New Tests for Bitter Crab Disease, Determining When Crabs Will Molt and More
Newfoundland and Labrador
Aquatic biotechnology includes genomics, a discipline that aims to decipher and understand the entire genetic information content of plants, animals and fish, as well as micro-organisms.
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