WWF and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have partnered to present Canada’s Oceans and You, an interactive exhibit for all ages at Toronto’s Green Living Show (GLS), April 13 - 15, at the Direct Energy Centre.
Presented by Loblaw Companies Ltd, Canada’s Oceans and You aims to connect visitors to all three of Canada’s oceans: the Arctic Circle Refuge Area, the Great Bear Sea and the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. It provides visitors the opportunity to talk to conservation staff and to see videos, interactive displays and creatures from coast to coast to coast. Visitors can also learn about WWF’s work on sustainable seafood, ROM research, and how to make smart seafood choices.
The exhibition features an 800 square foot, three dimensional installation with a series of more than 50 marine specimens and models, including the rare Spirit Bear of the Great Bear Rainforest, and the “Unicorn of the Sea”, the mysterious Narwhal of Canada’s Arctic ocean.
This exhibit represents an exclusive, first ever, off-site extension of the ROM’s Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, and is also the largest at this year’s Green Living Show
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2010 State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture, 85 per cent of the world’s fisheries are either fully exploited, over exploited, depleted, or recovering from depletion.
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