TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS PHOTO: Rockweed and Baby Eiders.

You can see the importance of rockweed for nurturing baby eiders in this photo. They live in the rockweed at the edge of the water before they are able to swim very long. The rockweed feeds and supports them during this … 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

SIGNIFICANT AREAS: Minas Basin, Nova Scotia

One of the most significant publications on the important areas in the Bay of Fundy was carried out by M-I. Buzeta, R. Singh, and S. Young-Lai. Entitled Identification of significant Marine and Coastal Areas in the Bay of Fundy, this work identified … Continue reading

ISSUES: Dead Mink and Dead Herring: The locals speak out.

My post Do Dead Mink and Dead Herring have something in common seems to have stirred the pot out there. The government and industry have disavowed any potential connection between the mink industry and problems in St. Mary’s Bay. This … Continue reading

ISSUE: Global Warming is NOT Killing Bay of Fundy Herring and Invertebrates

The current herring and invertebrate deaths along the Nova Scotia shore of the Bay of Fundy have folks speculating about cause. One of the persistent claims is that global warming is creating high temperatures in the waters of the Gulf of … Continue reading

OPINION: Fishing for Solutions to the Climate Crisis – Lois Mitchell

By Lois Mitchell on November 16th, 2016 From the Catalyst, Winter 2016 I live in the small fishing community of Deer Island, New Brunswick. My husband, son, and son-in-law are commercial fishermen. (As was my father-in-law and his father before him and his father … Continue reading

ISSUES: CBC Report – Masses of dead sea creatures being tested after washing ashore in Nova Scotia

Latest find comes after weeks of dead herring reported to be washing up along provincial shores By Cassie Williams, CBC News Posted: Dec 28, 2016 1:15 PM AT Last Updated: Dec 28, 2016 2:13 PM AT Among the things Eric Hewey … Continue reading

ISSUES: Sean Mahoney of the Conservation Law Foundation urges us to take on climate change as a personal issue

“What wakes me in the early morning hours is the realization that Maine, the state that I love so much, is changing right before my very eyes and changing for the worse. Our ocean is warmer than any other body … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: Taming the Leaper – Dreams from the Past.

There are lots of opinions about aquaculture today, but way back when the first site was tried out in the Bay of Fundy almost 40 years ago, it’s success was thought to have all sorts of potentially positive benefits. Read … Continue reading

PARKS: PRESIDENT OBAMA APPOINTS ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO ROOSEVELT CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK COMMISSION

  (Campobello Island, New Brunswick, CA, Dec. 21, 2016)   President Barack Obama has appointed Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as the newest member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. Ms. Roosevelt, a granddaughter of President Franklin D. and First Lady … Continue reading