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Team Sedna was interviewed at the launch of the expedition at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium by CBC Reporter - Leah Balass.

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Last issue I said I would talk about some of the interesting people I am meeting these days. I want to introduce you to Susan Eaton, a fascinating woman who was a guest speaker at my Breakfast Club. As a geophysicist and snorkeler, she has been part of three science-based expeditions in the Antarctic. She is founder of the Sedna Epic Expedition.

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During its July 10-27 expedition to Labrador, Nunavut and Greenland, the 2014-2016 Sedna Epic Expedition—which is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society—will deliver the Mini Aquarium’s innovative and successful model of catch-and-release marine education to northern communities who are already experiencing the impacts of global climate change.

The all-female Sedna Expedition is made up of ten multi-talented sea women, age 26 to 56 from Canada, the US, Mexico and New Zealand. This extraordinary team of scientists, dive professionals, explorers, journalists and underwater movie makers also includes a National Geographic Young Explorer who is a submersible pilot.

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Françoise Gervais, écologiste membre de l’expédition SEDNA nous fait découvrir cette équipe de dix femmes qui s’apprête à traverser les eaux du passage du Nord-Ouest à la nage et au tuba pour étudier les impacts du changements climatiques sur la faune, la flore et la population de l’Arctique. Cette équipe, toute féminine, dirigée par Susan Eaton, géologue de Calgary et fondatrice de l’expédition, part dès demain pour une mission de test. C’est le prélude qui les menera en 2016 à une autre traversée de 3 000 km dans les eaux glacées de l’océan Arctique, du Nunavut à Inuvik.

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If you're a fan of snorkelling in this country, you'll often dip into water temperatures which are less than tropical to say the least. But one New Zealander is taking that to the extreme. She wants to go snorkelling in the Arctic Circle. Emily Dowding-Smith is part of a ten-strong team of women who will attempt a three thousand kilometre relay of the Northwest passage, and it's all about raising awareness of climate change. Emily is an environmental lawyer, and a sustainability advisor for the Team Sedna Epic Expedition.

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A former Stratford High School student will be the only New Zealander in a 3000 kilometre snorkelling expedition in the Arctic Circle.

Environmental lawyer and scientist Emily Dowding-Smith, 31, was selected for a team of 10 women who will face freezing temperatures, predatory polar bears, walruses and narwhals to raise awareness of climate change.

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planet-earth-diverThe SEDNA Epic Expedition to snorkel the Northwest Passage in 2016 is a relay of 10 women adventurers and dive professionals. Today I talk with team physician, Dr Caroline Bain.

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planet-earth-diverAsk the Dive Doctor today on Planet Earth Diver. From the Medical Statement, being hung over while diving, exercise, Avoiding DCI and finding a dive doctor near you with Dive Doctor Caroline Bain.

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On May 26, 2014, Sedna Epic Team Member Françoise Gervais was interviewed on CBC Radio. Click the link below to listen to Françoise's interview.

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The SEDNA Expedition has an all women team in a snorkel relay across the Northwest Passage in 2016. This episode I talk with another team member, Scuba Diver and Submersible pilot, Erika Bergman.

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