Nubble Light House, “Beware the Savage Rocks”

Located on Cape Neddick, the Nubble Lighthouse warned voyagers of a dangerous path. The surrounding area offers gorgeous views, rock climbing and a robust area for scuba diving. More at: Nubble Light House, “Beware the Savage Rocks” — Walkies Through History Continue reading Nubble Light House, “Beware the Savage Rocks”

ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

Click here to read it now and download or click below to purchase printed copies for distribution. ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)? By Art MacKay in OCEAN … Continue reading ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?

CANADA IS BOUND BY LAW OF THE SEA TO PROTECT ENDANGERED WHALES, THEIR HABITAT, AND THEIR FORAGE (Updated February 14, 2020) I’m currently researching once more the various treaties and laws that oblige the Government of Canada to protect Right … Continue reading ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?

MARINE LIFE: This tiny shrimp like Mysid is vital to overwintering groundfish

VIEW & DOWNLOAD FREE @ MAGCLOUD Mysid Shrimp – Winter Food for Young Groundfish By Art MacKay in MARINE INVERTEBRATES 4 pages, published 12/12/2019 Mysids are tiny shrimp-like marine invertebrates that are distributed mainly in the coastal zone of the … Continue reading MARINE LIFE: This tiny shrimp like Mysid is vital to overwintering groundfish

Fundy Tides: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology

Sustainable Ancient Aquaculture – National Geographic Society (blogs) Lessons We Can Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology Use plant-based feeds instead of wild fish; Use integrated polyculture practices such as IMTA; Reduce nitrogen and chemical pollution through multi-trophic aquaculture; Reduce escapes … Continue reading Fundy Tides: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology

WHALES: Could ropeless fish traps really help save endangered whales?

Crab fishermen to test ropeless fishing to help save endangered whales Idea once considered crazy could eliminate the entanglements that threaten North Atlantic right whales Hadeel Ibrahim · CBC News · Posted: Mar 25, 2018 8:00 AM AT  New Brunswick snow crab fishermen will … Continue reading WHALES: Could ropeless fish traps really help save endangered whales?

FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed in 90 years you ask!

Art MacKay: 06 Nov 2017 Some of us remember the Passamaquoddy Bay Region on the Maine – New Brunswick border, as a bustling centre of activity fed by the abundant fisheries of the area. Major changes have happened since the … Continue reading FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed in 90 years you ask!

OCEAN LIFE: What the heck is KRILL anyway and why are they important to whales and fish?

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?

WHALES: Why are they starving, having fewer young and wandering for food?

THE ISSUE: Why are whales starving, wandering far afield and producing fewer young? It’s a complex of answers that includes impacts from new chemicals dumped by municipal and business sewage, acidification, temperature changes, forest and agricultural sprays, microplastics, mortalities of … Continue reading WHALES: Why are they starving, having fewer young and wandering for food?

WHALES: Killer Whales in the North Atlantic … Have you seen one yet?

Most of us know that Killer Whales or Orcas are common in the Pacific. But did you know they occur along the Atlantic coast of the United States and Canada? While the East Coast population of Killer Whales is small to be sure, they do move widely along the coast of the United States and Canada. And when they show up in local waters they cause considerable excitement .. particularly among the whale watching companies and those of us who have a special affection for marine mammals. Certainly, very few of us have had the privilege of seeing east coast … Continue reading WHALES: Killer Whales in the North Atlantic … Have you seen one yet?

EXPLORE: Creatures from the Gulf of Maine Shores – The Limpet

THE LIMPET This series of articles provides information and resources for common marine plants and animals found along the North Atlantic coast. Great resources for explorers and teachers. Source: https://wizzley.com/explore-creatures-from-the-gulf-of-maine-shores-the-limpet/?pr=28156   Continue reading EXPLORE: Creatures from the Gulf of Maine Shores – The Limpet

NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales – but without Canada it’s only half as good!

Posted on January 26, 2016 by admin 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 … Continue reading NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales – but without Canada it’s only half as good!

Maine Aquaculture – Innovation Center

Who We Are The Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center was established in 1988 by the Maine Legislature with a mission to assist in developing economically and environmentally sustainable aquaculture opportunities in Maine. MAIC sponsors and facilitates innovative research and development projects involving food, pharmaceuticals, and other products from sustainable aquatic systems; invests in the enhancement of aquaculture capacity in Maine; serves as a source of educational information to enhance public visibility and acceptance of aquaculture; and encourages strategic alliances tasked with promoting research, technology transfer, and the commercialization of aquaculture research. What We Do Sampling of 20 ongoing research projects: Pioneering … Continue reading Maine Aquaculture – Innovation Center

KRILL – A VITAL OCEAN FORAGE SPECIES

THE VISUALS THE STORY CONCERNS: The health of the oceans depends on a complex food web which ultimate depends on the sun providing energy for photosynthesis by tiny plants called phytoplankton which, in turn, serve as food for equally tiny … Continue reading KRILL – A VITAL OCEAN FORAGE SPECIES