EXPLORE PEI: Best beaches on P.E.I. to find sea glass

‘If you explore beyond the popular spots you can still find lots’ Sara Fraser · CBC News · Posted: Jul 16, 2017 8:00 AM AT | Last Updated: July 16, 2017 Beachcombing for interesting shells and beach glass has become an increasingly popular pastime … Continue reading EXPLORE PEI: Best beaches on P.E.I. to find sea glass

POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

An extremely powerful video about Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River and Estuary starting around the same time. In … Continue reading POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland StraitAn extremely powerful video about Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour and Mill. The killing of aquatic life began immediately on startup in 1960. Reminds me of the death of the St. Croix River … Continue reading POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

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?

FISH-NL calls for independent investigation of ‘epic’ mismanagement of northern cod stock by Department of Fisheries & Oceans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23rd, 2018 The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a dramatic decline in northern cod below 1992’s moratorium level reflects “epic” mismanagement that isn’t characteristic of the federal Department of Fisheries … Continue reading FISH-NL calls for independent investigation of ‘epic’ mismanagement of northern cod stock by Department of Fisheries & Oceans

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?

Is It Cape Breton for you if Donald Trump Wins?

So all you Yanks have heard … thanks to CNN … that Cape Breton will welcome you IF DONALD TRUMP WINS. You can check it all out right now. Trust me, it is as beautiful as it looks! Welcome. I am humbled.  I am just a regular guy who started this as a way to get people to see what we have here on Cape Breton Island, and I am so happy that so many of you have come to learn more.  But the truth is, we welcome all, no matter who you support, be it Democrat, Republican or Donald … Continue reading Is It Cape Breton for you if Donald Trump Wins?

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!

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

LEGAL: Will FAA regulations unduly restrict important uses for small drones?

DECEMBER 15, 2015  It’s been many. many years ago now, but one of the big issues about my work in the Bay of Fundy was how to efficiently survey the shores of an area in a manner that could be used to provide … Continue reading LEGAL: Will FAA regulations unduly restrict important uses for small drones?

WHALES: A North Atlantic Mystery: Case of the Missing Whales

The following report from Yale speaks to possible changes in the North Atlantic that are influencing the distribution of North Atlantic Right Whales. These changes continue in 2015 with summer population shifts from the Bay of Fundy to the Gulf … Continue reading WHALES: A North Atlantic Mystery: Case of the Missing Whales

WHALES: Reducing Ship Strikes Worldwide with Whale Alert App

Whale Alert – Reducing Ship Strikes – Worldwide Whale Alert helps reduce the chance of fatal ship strikes by large vessels by displaying active whale management areas, required reporting areas, recommended routes, areas-to-be-avoided and near real-time warnings in shipping lanes … Continue reading WHALES: Reducing Ship Strikes Worldwide with Whale Alert App

FISHERY: Where are all the missing eels? Mystery solved?

via Canadian eel tracked on 2,400-kilometre migration to Sargasso Sea – Technology & Science – CBC News. Canadian eel tracked on 2,400-kilometre migration to Sargasso Sea 1st direct evidence of eels migrating to tropical nursery By Emily Chung, CBC News Posted: … Continue reading FISHERY: Where are all the missing eels? Mystery solved?