Fiona McLaughlin

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Fiona McLaughlin is a senior Oceanographer, employed by Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans.[1][2][3] McLaughlin joined government service in 1972. Since 1994 she has concentrated on the ecology of the Arctic Ocean.

McLaughlin has an extensive list of publications.[1]

McLaughlin has made field trips on the icebreakers of the Canadian Coast Guard.[4] In November 2009 she was one of the authors of an article in Science[5] about the acidification of the Arctic Ocean that reported that the Beaufort Sea was close to the point where the carbonate shells of plankton would begin to dissolve.


  • Itoh, Motoyo; Carmack, Eddy; Shimada, Koji; McLaughlin, Fiona; Nishino, Shigeto; Zimmermann, Sarah (2007). "Formation and spreading of Eurasian source oxygen-rich halocline water into the Canadian Basin in the Arctic Ocean". Geophysical Research Letters. L08603: [Washington] American Geophysical Union. 34.8 (8). Bibcode:2007GeoRL..3408603I. doi:10.1029/2007GL029482. ISSN 0094-8276 
  • Shimada, K; McLaughlin, F; Carmack, E; Proshutinsky, A (2004). "Penetration of the 1990s warm temperature anomaly of Atlantic Water in the Canada Basin". Geophysical Research Letters. L20301. 31.20 (20). Bibcode:2004GeoRL..3120301S. doi:10.1029/2004GL020860. ISSN 0094-8276 
Cruise reports


  1. ^ a b "Fiona A. McLaughlin: Research Scientist". Department of Fisheries and Oceans. 11 December 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ Jennifer Holland (2004-01). "Northern Exposure". National Geographic. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Ed Struzik (2007). "Swirling Sea of Vast Surprises" (PDF). The 2006 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-24. Fiona McLaughlin was one of a handful of scientists back then who tracked a stream of relatively cold, freshwater water from the Beaufort migrating all the way to the Labrador Sea. This was right around the time the cod fishery was collapsing. 
  4. ^ Margaret Munro (19 November 2009). "Climate change causing 'corrosive' water to affect Arctic marine life: study". Canwest. Archived from the original on 2009-11-21. 
  5. ^ Jacqueline M. Grebmeier, James E. Overland, Sue E. Moore, Ed V. Farley, Eddy C. Carmack, Lee W. Cooper, Karen E. Frey, John H. Helle, Fiona A. McLaughlin, S. Lyn McNutt (2006). "A Major Ecosystem Shift in the Northern Bering Sea Warming has caused the highly productive northern part of the Bering Sea to change from an arctic to a subarctic marine ecosystem". Science. no. 5766,. 311 (5766): 1461–1463. doi:10.1126/science.1121365. ISSN 0036-8075. OCLC 194935822