01 | Context

Deep Sea Exploration

Oceana Canada partners with researchers, non-governmental organizations, the federal government, Indigenous peoples, and the fishing industry to study sensitive marine habitats and advocate for their protection. This is essential for the future of our planet: it supports healthy, productive ecosystems, and the recovery of depleted fish populations that coastal communities depend on.

Recently, Oceana Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada embarked on a journey into the Gulf of St. Lawrence to research the seafloor. In one of the world’s deepest and largest estuaries, the scientific team explored the undersea landscapes of the Laurentian Channel North and South, the American Bank, and the Cape Breton Trough using a state-of-the-art submersible robot known as the ROPOS.

Keywords: Canada; DFO; Indigenous peoples; Oceana Canada; ROPOS

02 | Photography