(Press advisory via MSNBC, 17 March 2009) -- OTTAWA, ONTARIO - "Oceans and Marine Life
Polar Day", an International Polar Year (IPY) webcast event, is taking
place on March 18, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the theatre of the
Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec.
has made a tremendous contribution to Arctic research during
International Polar Year. Polar Days are a great opportunity to share
the initial findings of this research with the public" said the
Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-status Indians.
"This event will offer Canadians the opportunity to learn about the
exciting research in the area of oceans and marine life that has an
impact on Canadians' health and well-being."
The webcast will
feature presentations about marine mammal research including satellite
tagging of beluga whales, and a live link to researchers on the ice of
the Beaufort Sea examining key big-picture science issues about
air-surface chemical interactions in the Arctic. This event is one of
several IPY education and outreach activities focussing on ocean
science in the polar regions taking place around the world in March.
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