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Diversity of Living Things

Image of a tide pool

Diversity of Canada’s Marine Coastal Habitats

Learn about the plants and animals in Canada’s marine coastal habitats, and what you can do to protect them.

Red jellyfish

Life in the Deep Sea

Learn about the unique creatures that live in deep sea ecosystems.

Aerial view of a wetland

Introduction to Freshwater Wetlands

Learn about the geology, chemistry and ecology of freshwater wetlands.

Dense tropical rainforest

Tropical Rainforest Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of tropical rainforest biome.

African savanna

Savanna Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the savanna biome.

Monument Valley, Arizona

Desert Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the desert biome.

Wild elk in boreal forest, Banff National Park

Boreal Forest/Taiga Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the boreal forest/Taiga biome and meet Anne-Claude Pépin who is a fire management technician.

Frobisher Bay near Baffin Island

Arctic Tundra Biome

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the arctic tundra biome.

Dragonfly

What is an Insect?

The What is an Insect? e-book explores the amazing world of insects while showing the characteristics and diversity of insects.

Boreal Forest

Plants: Biomes

9 images of plants in some large naturally occuring habitats called biomes such as tundra, grasslands and boreal forests

Green tree frog

Amphibians

12 images of some cold-blooded animals such as frogs and newts classified as amphibians that can live in the water or on land

Bird near a wind farm

How do Wind Farms Affect Birds and Bats?

Wind energy generates a lot of electricity in Canada. But wind turbines can be dangerous for wildlife.

various marine microorganisms as they appear under a microscope

Marine Microbiology: Meet the Microbes of the Sea!

The ocean is full of very small but very useful creatures called microbes. Without them, none of the sea plants or animals you’ve seen would exist!

guppies

Why are Guppies so Diverse?

Different members of a species can have different traits. You can see this in a species found at your local pet store - guppies!