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By D. B. Stewart, D. G. Barber (auth.), Steven H. Ferguson, Lisa L. Loseto, Mark L. Mallory (eds.)

In Arctic Canada, Hudson Bay is a domain of serious exploration heritage, aboriginal tradition, and an enormous marine desolate tract helping huge populations of marine mammals and birds. those contain one of the most iconic Arctic animals like beluga, narwhal, bowhead whales, and polar bears. end result of the demanding situations of accomplishing box examine during this quarter, many of the mysteries of the place those animals circulation, and the way they may be able to continue to exist in such probably inhospitable, ice-choked habitats are only now being unlocked. for instance, are polar bears being changed by way of killer whales? This new details couldn't be extra salient, because the Hudson Bay quarter is present process fast environmental switch because of worldwide warming, in addition to elevated pressures from business improvement pursuits. rather less Arctic brings jointly the various world’s prime Arctic scientists to give the present kingdom of information at the actual and organic features of Hudson Bay and particularly the ecology of marine natural world to focus on what info is needed to raised comprehend and adapt to the adjustments underway, and to forecast what's going to occur to marine natural world of this huge inland sea within the future.

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