Blog Notre Océan

Si vous êtes un enseignant, ou un étudiant, ou si vous êtes simplement passionné par la mer et voulez en apprendre plus sur le changement climatique et les menaces auxquelles sont exposés nos océans, ce blog est fait pour vous.

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People of Arctic Bay

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Immediately when we jumped off our orange dinghy and into the frigid waters of Arctic Bay we were met with a sea of expectant faces who all clamored and hollered for our attention. All boys, …

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Secchi in ice

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The earliest recordings of measuring the clarity of water was by the German naturalist Adelbert von Chamisso during a Russian expedition in 1815–1818. The Secchi disk was invented in 1865 by Pietro Angelo Secchi who …

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Beset in ice

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Aventura motoring through ice

Well, since the last of my logs, we have acquired a new experience to tick off our bucket-lists.

By our decision to sail to Arctic Bay, we were …

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Arctic Tundra

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When you picture the Arctic terrain, you imagine rolling ice sheets and sky-high glaciers, right?

Well, ever thought about what happens in the summer when all that begins to melt and some of the ground …

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Polar Bear Sighting

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Did he raise his shaggy head in defiance and in his mind scream his annoyance at us humans bringing our metal craft to disturb his cold domain?

“The name ‘Arctic’ is derived from arctos, …

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Trawling for plastic

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On the boat we have an ongoing science program which includes the Secchi disk which I haven’t had a chance to use yet and will include in later blogs, and also the plastic trawl which …

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Life in Aasiaat

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In Aasiaat the local people were quite interested in a yacht like us coming into the port. The rest of the boats were a mixture of fishing boats and little dinghies with outboard motors so …

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First ocean voyage

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Nera crosses the Arctic circle

I knew in the back of my mind that I would get seasick, but the reality is a lot less appetising than the thought. I threw up twice …

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Wildlife in Nuuk

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Oddly enough, when you arrive at a harbour, you expect it to be filled with squawking gulls. There really aren’t many: a few gulls and some huge and loud crows. This …

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Journey to Nuuk

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Three aeroplanes, London to Copenhagen to Kangerlussaq and onwards to Nuuk. It’s fine large airbuses with lots of people, but down to a small 37 person plane I was not particularly comfortable. …

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Preparing for the Northwest Passage

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Rochelle and Secchi disk

I created the Secchi disk at my school – Rednock School – in their tech department. We used the laser cutter to cut the 30cm white disk with two …

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Introducing Nera

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My name is Nera Cornell. I am a 15 year old British teenager, and I go to Rednock School in a small town called Dursley in the UK.

My hobbies are horse-riding, art, and Explorer …

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What the Ocean Blog is about

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Follow Our Ocean Blog to learn about the Ocean through the stories of people who know the Ocean best: sailors, islanders, scientists, young people and old.

If you are an educator, a student, or …

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