Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Central and Arctic Region, Science Branch, Arctic Research Division
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A year long drift station in the Canadian Basin, Arctic Ocean was used to conduct a year round contaminant measurement program. Samples were collected at six intervals during the drift to measure POPs concentrations in air, water, suspended particles, ice and zooplankton, with the intention of observing how the ocean maintains contaminant burdens in the euphotic zone and how such contaminants transfer into the food web.