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

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

ADVENTURES: Start planning your whale watching tour now!

The season can get busy … so it is wise to book well in advance. … Continue reading

Whales On The Wall – Display Your Best Images

Show your best images on your office wall, send a special gift, make a unique presentation. Send a high quality image and a rough size and we will get back to you with your best choices, delivery and costs. We … Continue reading

WILL CANADA FOLLOW SUIT? NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

  To the attention of The Honorable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard In a press release dated January 26, 2016, NOAA has expanded its Right Whale “critical habitat” from 2,925 nm2 to 21,334 nm2. This … Continue reading

LNG: Is anyone listening? – The Head Harbour Passage – Cobscook Bay Area is the single most important site along the North Atlantic Coast.

It has been repeated over and over for decades now as developers continue their attempts to establish heavy, polluting coastal fossil fuel industries in the Passamaquoddy – Cobscook Bay area and the unique entrance through Head Harbour Passage. For the … Continue reading

RIGHT WHALE: USA considering New Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whales

I was pleased to see that NOAA is considering an expansion of Critical Habitat for Right Whales as described in this article. While Irving and the folks from the New England Aquarium successfully moved the shipping lane to Saint John, … Continue reading

TV DOCUMENTARY DIVES INTO A LIFE AND DEATH ANIMAL RESCUE

 Halifax, Nova Scotia – January 9, 2013 With seemingly effortless grace, power, and beauty, marine mammals glide through the waters along our coastline. However, these majestic creatures can often find themselves caught in fishing gear or stranded in shallow water. … Continue reading

WHALES: Learning about Killer Whales– A Primer for Bay of Fundy Whale Watchers

KILLER WHALE Orcinus orca INTRODUCTION – Once feared by man, killer whales have been intensively studied and, while experts recommend caution in dealing with any large marine mammal, they appear to tolerate curious humans and their boats. In recent years, killer … Continue reading

WHALES: Spectacular Bay of Fundy Finback and Boat Encounter at Head Harbour Passage – 2009

One of the most dramatic videos we have seen. Art, We were at Head Harbor Sunday Sept 6 and our engine overheated. We turned it off. About that time a finback came straight toward the boat. Please see attached photos sent … Continue reading