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Learn more here—the answers to these questions
are full of surprising facts about water and what
lives in it!

Number 1.Why can't I eat the fish I catch in some
rivers and lakes?

Number 2.Why do salmon turn red when they
spawn?

Number 3.What happens when a whale
dies?

Number 4.Where does the garbage that washes
up on the beach come from?

Number 5.Is it true that Canada has more wetlands
than any other country?

Number 6.Do shorebirds really eat
mud?

Number 7.Is seaweed a
plant?

Number 8.How can I help protect our water
ecosystems?

Number 9.Do deep-sea fish explode
when they are brought to the surface?

Number 10.Why is the ocean salty
and rivers are not?

 

 


Diving In was developed by the Canadian Museum of Nature and Parks Canada to complement Canada's Waterscapes, our travelling exhibition about aquatic ecosystems.

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Canada's Waterscapes was produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature in partnership with Parks Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), RBC Foundation and Canadian Water Network, with the support of Canadian Geographic.

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Images: Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Water Network, Brian Coad, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Parks Canada, RBC
Last Update: 2011-02-17


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