WHALES: Whales, Porpoises and the U. S. Navy

While the US Navy has recently been taken to task for the impacts of sound on whales in our oceans, it seems that the Navy VS Whales contest has been going on for decades. The following paper from 1961 provides … Continue reading

OPINION: Did we bomb whales? “If it acts like a sub, pings like a sub, sink it like a sub!”

I wrote this article some time ago, but didn’t post it because the east coast connection wasn’t really solid and I couldn’t really point to the person or article I was referring to below. Well, I just found the article. It … Continue reading

THE TIME THE CANARY DIED: The passing of the Red-necked phalarope from the Quoddy Region and what it means.

When I went away to do graduate work at McGill University I experienced a vacuum, a void, a realization that something was missing. Moving west to Victoria BC helped but the feeling didn’t leave … something was missing deep inside … Continue reading

A REMINDER: Extinct animals of the Bay of Fundy

As we continue to put pressure on our ecosystem and the plants and animals that live here in the Bay of Fundy, perhaps we should be reminded of some creatures that we drove to extinction right here in the Bay. … Continue reading

FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed you ask!

Some of us remember the Quoddy Region as a bustling centre of activity fed by the abundant fisheries of the area. In only a few decades this has changed dramatically as shown by this report from Fishing Grounds of the … Continue reading

COUGAR FILES: Eastern Cougar Captured on Film, 2016

Was it a cat? Or maybe a lynx? Possibly a bobcat? Michele McLaughlin, of Grand Falls, was adamant about what she saw in the field across from her home in October. “It was a big cougar. I mean it was big, … Continue reading

THE HUMBLE HERRING: An in-depth review of what has happened along the Nova Scotia Shore of the Bay of Fundy

What has happened to cause the herring to die by the thousands in St. Mary’s Bay and Digby Harbour? This report by Ann Pohl in the definitive report on what we know at this time. Let us know if you … Continue reading

HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR A STORY WITH A PORPOISE

  It seems like a long, long time ago now. But I once operated a biological research station on Deer Island, a little island at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, right on the border between Maine, USA, and … Continue reading

FISHERY: Hunting for Answers: Dead Herring, Krill, Copepods and Demoic Acid

As most folks are now aware, thousands of dead Atlantic herring have been washing up along the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia and citizens and researchers are considering a multitude of explanations. Is it a virus? a bacterium? … Continue reading

FISH: Things you might want to know about Atlantic Herring

Many folks around the Bay of Fundy have been concerned about the mortalities of Atlantic herring. This information gives you some basic information on this species. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     … Continue reading

SEABIRDS: 40 Good reasons to protect the Bay of Fundy

A collection of seabird images from contributors and public domain sources. Identify the birds here and in the field with this classic. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America, 6th Edition (Peterson Field Guides) … Continue reading