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

ADVENTURES: Start planning your whale watching tour now!

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

MARINE PROTECTED AREA? Beautiful and Vital West Isles

West Isles. This small marine area that Tim Foulkes captured from his plane, is the ecological “engine” that drives this part of the the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Top left is Campobello showing Harbour de Loutre and … 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

ISSUES: STATUS OF RESIDENT AND TRANSIENT SEA BIRDS IN HEAD HARBOUR PASSAGE AND VICINITY NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

STATUS OF RESIDENT AND TRANSIENT SEA BIRDS IN HEAD HARBOUR PASSAGE AND VICINITY NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, 1977… by ART’S PLACE … Continue reading

SEEMS SCENTISTS REFUSE TO BE MUZZLED! Dear Prime Minister: we 300 scientists find Northern Gateway review flawed

First posted June 14, 20145 Read More: News Northern Gateway NEXT » Dr. Kai Chan, Canada Research Chair, and UBC Associate Professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. Photo by Martin Dee, UBC. In what may be the most … Continue reading

ISSUES: Some Maine Guides are promoting a gaspereau-blocking bill on the International St. Croix River … AGAIN

Somehow, in 1995, a small group with a vested interest in profiting from recreational fishing for the introduced small-mouth bass in the upper lakes sneaked through a bill in the Maine Legislature closing down a fishway on the American on the American side … 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: Sperm Whales Sighted in mid Bay of Fundy

Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 17:48:52 -0300 From: Laurie Murison to NatureNB Listserv Subject: sperm whales We headed out toward the shipping lanes today instead of down off White Head Island and were treated with two sperm whales, a basking … Continue reading