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”
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)?
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?
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
The Great Auk Collection Continue reading EXTINCTION: The Great Auk – Gone but not forgotten.
Imagine taking 6 hours to travel 16 miles from North Head to southern Head! Imagine catching the tides and the wind to slowly sail your way to visit Grand Manan. It’s 1891 and Samuel Adams Drake is exploring the coast … Continue reading EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891
Whales – The Whale Louse, Delilah and Her “Son” Calvin Imagine having these guys crawling over your head. Whale lice like this were on Delilah, a female right whale … Continue reading The Whale Louse, Delilah and Calvin – ARCHIVE ATLANTIC
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
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?
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!
This whole article gives a brilliant portrait of life one hundred years ago, but the whale tale was particularly revealing as it spoke to the continued pressure right whales have suffered along our Gulf of Maine coast for hundred of years. Continue reading WHALES: The Gulf of Maine Oil Business – a Century Ago
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?
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?
M. G. FISHERIES LTD. Grand Manan, NB, Canada How to Cook a Lobster Use salt water if possible, if not add lots of salt to your water. You want to steam the lobster not boil it. Boiling will cause the … Continue reading Chances are you don’t know how to cook a lobster!
Working on creating digital artwork and printable publications for some east coast lighthouses, forts, special places, etc. Really like this one that is now up at Fine Art America. Check it out! Continue reading EXPLORE: West Quoddy Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine
Passamaquoddy Bay is known to have the highest biodiversity along the Northeast Atlantic coast. Does it need protection from continued attempts to turn it into an industrial port? Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are created to protect special areas in our … Continue reading QUODDY: Protect It or Lose It
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?
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
Bitumen from Alberta is destined for export via tankers through the Gulf of Maine. Data shows that traffic from Saint John, NB will double. Along with proposed and existing offshore drilling for gas and oil, dumping of fracking and mine … Continue reading ISSUES: Canadian Bitumen from Alberta Threatens the Gulf of Maine
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!
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
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