SIGNIFICANT AREAS: Did you know that Minas Basin has 2 areas considered to be of global significance for birds?

IBA identifies the Southern Bight Minas Basin and Cobequid Bay as areas of Global significance for Birds. Important Bird Areas of Canada (IBA, http://www.ibacanada.com/) is part of an international conservation initiative co-ordinated by BirdLife International. Canadian Co-partners are Bird Studies Canada … 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

ISSUES: Do Dead Mink and Dead Herring Have Something in Common?

COMMENT: There have been some pretty negative comments about this article. Please read the supporting documents before you blast off. This is a serious local pollution problem that has been ongoing in the key watersheds leading to St. Mary’s Bay … 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

ISSUES: Scientists test water to narrow down what’s killing herring, sea creatures

DFO staff aboard a vessel gathered samples, used underwater camera to film and photograph the ocean http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/department-fisheries-oceans-1.3916013?cmp=rss By Elizabeth McMillan, CBC News Posted: Dec 29, 2016 10:01 PM AT Last Updated: Dec 30, 2016 7:37 AM AT Eric Hewey and others … Continue reading

ISSUES: Latest Report on Extensive tests for NS Herring Kills from DFO – No cause identified as yet.

Thanks to Darren Porter DFO is working with partners such as the CFIA and ECCC to investigate the potential causes of the mass mortality of herring and some other species in several locations off SW Nova Scotia. The lab tests and … 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: Debbie McKenzie has been warning us for years about troubles in the Bay of Fundy and the Ocean in General

Recent events suggest we should have been paying more attention to Debbie. What do you think? Check her website at: http://www.fisherycrisis.com/ … Continue reading

ISSUES: New Herring and Invertebrate Mortalities reported December 26, 2016

Massive mortalities of herring, lobster, starfish, bar clams and other invertebrate species have been reported by Eric Bruce Hewey on Facebook. ( https://www.facebook.com/Eric.Hewey.Silversly). Localities mentioned are Savary Park, St. Mary’s Bay and Digby Harbour. Graphic photos show the extent of … Continue reading

STORIES ON STONE: Fort Anne, Nova Scotia

A few pictures from the graveyard at Fort Anne. I’ve been trying to find information on the Wild Boar crest, but can’t seem to find anything. Anyone have information they can share? Please leave a comment if you do. thank! … Continue reading

HERRING: Mortalities in Nova Scotia Nov-Dec 2016

This page was established December 20, 2016 for the express purpose of recording issues and actions around the Bay of Fundy. The following map will be built over time with the help of participants around the Bay. If you have … Continue reading