Recently, a Canadian delegation from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Global Affairs Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) filed Canada’s Arctic Ocean submission, a 2,100-page scientific report, to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in New York.
Based on massive amounts of geoscientific data measuring the seafloor, an additional 1.2 million square kilometres could be added to Canada’s land area of 9.98 million km2.
Read more in the Geological Survey of Canada’s blog, click here.
Learn about Canada’s extended continental shelf program, click here.
Hot springs temporarily run dry after Haida Gwaii earthquake
The hot springs in Gandll K'in Gwaay.yaay, a small island in the southeast Haida Gwaii archipelago, were some of the hottest in Canada — reaching up to 80°C — until a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Haida Gwaii in October 2012.