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Deer Island New Brunswick Continue reading BIRDS – Here’s Lookin’ at Ya! Cormorant.
Drivers have long known that slowing down on the highway means getting more miles to the gallon. Now airlines are trying it, too — adding a few minutes to flights to save millions on fuel. Southwest Airlines projects it can … Continue reading WHALES: Drivers Do It! Pilots Do It? Will it save $$$ and Whales if Ship Captains Do It? Are they doing it 10 years later??
Marine debris, particularly plastic and abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear, is ubiquitous in marine environments. This study provides the first quantitative and qualitative assessment of benthic debris using seafloor video collected from a drop camera system in the Bay … Continue reading POLLUTION – So how dirty is the bottom of the Bay of Fundy? Read all about it!!
This painting is based on a black & white illustration of Grand Manan’s famous Swallowtail Lighthouse that I did in 1979 for my publication on the resources of the Grand Manan Archipelago. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – SWALLOWTAIL LIGHTHOUSE, GRAND MANAN, NB – Based on a drawing from 1979.
Quoddy is considered to be the “ecological engine” that drives the Bay of Fundy and northern Gulf of Maine ecosystems and, ultimately, our valuable and important fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and other coastal industries. This book covers a complete range of … Continue reading A Quoddy Anthology: The Story of a Special Place between Three Worlds
This beautiful PEI lighthouse is located at the entrance to Charlottetown Harbour. The first light was built in approximately 1846. You can learn more at https://lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=969 Click here to see more versions Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – Blockhouse Point Lighthouse, PEI
Updated 2021 Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe live in Maine and New Brunswick at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy. They have always depended for their sustenance on marine animals and plants, including porpoise and whales. The following is … Continue reading WHALING: Passamaquoddy Tribe on Porpoise Hunting
Many years ago, I worked with the New Brunswick Conservation Council in publishing a book “A Quoddy Region Case Study: Two hundred years of change in the ecosystem and food web”. In addition to doing the graphics and layout, I … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – My Life & the “Odour of Life” in Passamaquoddy Bay
Be sure to read this from the beginning to the end to learn about the desecration of our Bay of Fundy and the outlook for the future. Continue reading ISSUES – Is the Bay of Fundy an Ecological Treasure or a Superport? You decide.
This was originally written regarding a severe 2015 storm called Patricia that missed the Bay of Fundy back in the day. We have updated it to express concern about hurricanes like IDA and FIONA which placed coastal nuclear plants in … Continue reading NUCLEAR ISSUES: What if Hurricane IDA or Hurricane FIONA had Struck the Fundy Area?
Based on a photo from the late 1980s, this ship is ashore on the island of Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy. Click here to check the various versions Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Ashore at Grand Manan, NB
Exploring the Steamship Hestia on Grand Manan – by Art MacKay Continue reading SHIPWRECKS – More on the Wreck of the Steamship Hestia on Grand Manan.
55 beautiful images from around the Bay of Fundy for your personal enjoyment and use. Your Donation will help us continue developing this site. Thanks Continue reading IMAGES: Around the Bay with Art MacKay
Sailboats were all the thing waaay back in the day. Look at these vessels in Boothbay Harbour, Maine back in the 1930s!! Click here to see available versions Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING: Sailboats in Boothbay Harbor, Circa 1930s
Well it seems that radioactive iodine has found it’s way into seaweeds on both coasts. Unfortunately there is little current information that I can find since it seems no testing is done along our Atlantic coast. But we do it … Continue reading RADIOACTIVITY: Jeez … is your dulse radioactive?
It’s true!! It was Joshua Slocum. Read all about it here!! Continue reading HISTORY: The first man to sail alone around the world was a Nova Scotian!
Apparently we have been breaking the laws we agreed to for many, many years!! Your Donation will help us continue developing this site. Thanks Continue reading ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?
Around the world thousands of tons of munitions lie rusting on the ocean floor. They consist of both explosives and chemical weapons. As the metal rusts away, the toxic chemicals are exposed causing an environmental wasteland around them. Continue reading ISSUES: The Silent Killers on the Ocean Floor
Actually, I attended because I had all but given up on rural development here in New Brunswick. Since Ireturned home in 1964 to start my own business, I have been involved in many community initiatives along the Fundy coast. But … Continue reading RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Ideas that died – The Georgetown Conference, PEI – 2016
Marine Traffic around the world at the beginning of 2023. From marinetraffic.com. Bookmark this site to get daily versions. You can zoom in to see what’s happening in your area as well as the name and function of the ships. … Continue reading OCEAN POLLUTION: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?
So you don’t believe Sea Levels will rise and impact our coastal life. Here’s a review of the facts by Art MacKay Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Don’t believe Sea Levels will rise and impact our coastal life? Read this!
PART I | OCT. 25, 2015 Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth – YARMOUTH BAR, NOVA SCOTIA Sandwiched on a narrow sandbar between Yarmouth’s harbor and the open Gulf of Maine, the fishermen of … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth
MEANWHILE IN 2022 – Many of these areas are currently closed and closures are to protect us all from eating contaminated shellfish which can lead to serious illness or even death. Presumably our heavy rains have contributed to this problem. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK & FORWARD -DFO shuts down shellfish harvesting areas across Maritimes
MacKay, A.A. et al The Sea Urchin Roe Industry in the Bay of Fundy, 1976 This research was initiated by the Research and Development Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Fisheries in an effort to obtain additional data on … Continue reading FISHERIES: The Beginning of the Sea Urchin Roe Industry in the Bay of Fundy, 1976
Some Killer Whale Records from the Bay of Fundy & Gulf of Maine Here are some “odds and ends” of Killer whale records from the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. This beautiful whale is definitely rare. As a … Continue reading WHALES – Bay of Fundy Killer Whales – Rare but There!
Upgraded a vintage black and white image from Carvers Harbor, Maine so everyone would know what it’s like for us up north to … GO SAILING IN THE WINTER!!! 🤣 Get a copy you can print for your wall at: https://payhip.com/b/oUbAp Continue reading HUMO/UR – Sailing During the Winter in Maine
3/6/21 The article below was written many years ago when LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay were threatening the Northern Right Whale population that summered in this area. The effort to stop the LNG developments was successful but little has changed … Continue reading WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?
It was obvious back in 1915 that actions like offshore drilling are no longer just local in scope and concern and Nova Scotia continues its offshore oil developments in 2022. But George’s Banks has been recognized as a vital resources … Continue reading ISSUES: Canada extends protection for Georges Banks, but continues massive oil exploration and development in Offshore Nova Scotia.
The following was published in 2008. Fourteen years later it doesn’t seem like sail will take over from fuel consuming ships at sea!! According to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, a large ship … Continue reading ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?
Learn More at Door 8 – Canadian Treasure — Geological Society of London blog Continue reading TREASURE – UK’s Geological Society explores Fundy treasure sites online. WE ARE FAMOUS!!
So can we change history? Dave Stephens Cartoon Once more, announcements are being made about the new oil pipelines, oil and gas infrastructure in Saint John, and the increased traffic and risks to the Bay of Fundy. Predictably, the environmentalists have … Continue reading ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy….
I remember when Connors was acquired by George Weston Ltd. in 1967. At the time, it was mainly just another takeover by the big boys, with the usual siphoning off of our resource dollars to folks far, far away. But … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC
Everyone knows the Bay of Fundy … right? It is home to thousands of unusual and spectacular marine invertebrates as well as more beautiful birds than you can count and a dozen species of whales and seals including the endangered North … Continue reading ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?
See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of Perce Rock Quebec from an old engraving. If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch and we will let you know what is available. Continue reading HISTORY IN COLOR – See Perce Rock Quebec from an old engraving – The original and new colorized version
See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – Tides Institute photo. Does anyone know where this might be? If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch … Continue reading HISTORY IN COLOR – See lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – The original and new colorized version
by Art MacKay, October 14th, 2015 THE VISUALSTHE STORY: Many of us believe that a mystery unexplained remains a mystery and this seems to be true for Isle Haute, a particularly isolated and rugged island lying off Minas Basin in the … Continue reading TREASURE: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute, NS
I’m in the process of scanning old documents and press clipping. This particular one appeared in the Telegraph Journal back in 2000, the same year I received the Visionary Award from the Gulf of Maine Council. I’ve read it through … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: 21 years have passed and the Bay of Fundy isn’t getting better…
Krill or Euphausid Shrimp are vital forage species that are at the very foundation of life in the ocean. Fish, birds, seals, whales and even humans depend on them. Life in our oceans forms a complex food web that depends … Continue reading OCEAN LIFE: What the heck is KRILL anyway and why are they important to whales and fish?..
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