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Cape Dorset, Commnuity meetings, 2013

April 20, 2013

This winter, although I didn’t do any field work I was invited to take part in some community meetings in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. We arrived on a beautiful March afternoon under windy but clear conditions. One of the side effects of all the wind is that all the new ice has been broken up, creating […]

Cape Dorset, 2012, looking inside the ducks

May 29, 2012

So although duck hunting is a great excuse to be outside, see some sights and get out of the office, the real reason that we are here duck hunting is so we can take a look inside. We work with a number of researchers interested in different topics from wildlife disease to population dynamics, along […]

Sanikiluaq 2012, duck dissections

April 4, 2012

One of the most valuable things you need when working in the field, especially in remote areas, is patience. After working through blizzards and half the town being sick with the flu, Mike and the hunters headed down to the floe edge around the south end of the island for a second attempt.¬† And to […]

Sanikiluaq 2012, in the community

March 26, 2012

We have come to Sanikiluaq for several reasons this year.¬† One of the reasons this year is to collect eiders from the nearby polynyas¬† for part of a study examining the health of eider ducks, but we have also come to work with the community. One thing we did was to show the film that […]