VICTORY: The Remarkable Story of How Citizens Halted LNG Development in Passamaquoddy Bay

THE STORY Twelve years ago, LNG imports were all the rage for developers …  several of whom set up their offices along the Passamaquoddy Bay Maine shore for the express purpose of establishing import facilities there. This area has the … Continue reading

PETITIONS: Windsor, NS – Petition advocating a fish passage at the Avon River Causeway has been tabled in the House of Commons

A most sensible request to our Federal Government Petition to the Government of Canada Whereas: The Avon River Causeway, in Windsor, Nove Scotia, was constructed in 1968 without proper fish passageway, and to this day impedes the migrations of fishes, … Continue reading

Thinking about moving to Canada? – An ice-free Fundy makes winter easier and it’s shared with Maine.

THE STORY: The word is that many Americans are considering a move north to Canada. There is little doubt, Cape Breton got out their first with their delightful campaign. But wait!  Why go where the high winds blow when 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

ISSUES: Another Japanese tsunami and wishful thinking at Point Lepreau.

Following a major earthquake, a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors, causing a nuclear accident on 11 March 2011. All three cores largely melted in the first three days. There has been little … Continue reading

Learn what’s happening and help protect the Bay of Fundy

One Reason to Protect the Bay of Fundy. Really, there is little to say that this photo doesn’t say …future generations deserve our best efforts to preserve this special place … for them. Please tell your friends about www.bayoffundy.ca and … Continue reading

ISSUES: Oil that doesn’t float: Tar sands oil shipped through Gulf of Maine poses threat

Many folks around the Bay of Fundy have been concerned about the impacts of the energy East Pipe Line. This is such an important issue, that we are presenting this entire article here. We beg forgiveness from Maine’s ISLAND iNSTITUTE. … 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

ATLANTIC HERRING: Are mass mortalities an extention of VHS in Labrador and Newfoundland?

THE STORY: Thousands of Atlantic Herring have been dying along the Fundy shores of Nova Scotia. The characteristics of the mortalities and the widely dispersed areas, suggesting the possibility of of disease. This is currently being investigated by DFO.  However, a … 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

ROCK ART: Highway Inukshuk

There’s something comforting about the inukshuk (or inuksuk if you prefer) that can be seen along all of our highways. Slideshow. Wait or click to advance Have you got a favorite or some other story in stone like a carving … Continue reading