NUCLEAR ISSUES: What if Hurricane IDA or Hurricane FIONA had Struck the Fundy Area?

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?

RADIOACTIVITY: Jeez … is your dulse radioactive?

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?

OCEAN POLLUTION: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?

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?

CLIMATE CHANGE: Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth

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

LOOKING BACK & FORWARD -DFO shuts down shellfish harvesting areas across Maritimes

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

FISHERIES: The Beginning of the Sea Urchin Roe Industry in the Bay of Fundy, 1976

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

WHALES: Opinion – Right Whale Congregation – Is It Really a Mystery?

The Cape Codder reports, “There have been many more right whales than usual this year,” noted Nathalie Jaquet, director of the Right Whale Aerial Survey at the Provincetown Center For Coastal Studies. “We’ve identified at least 120 whales. That’s out … Continue reading WHALES: Opinion – Right Whale Congregation – Is It Really a Mystery?

WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?

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?

LOOKING BACK – Development of Fort La Tour taking shape, set to open next year – CBC 2019

CBC News was granted a sneak peek of work being done on a $1.8M project to re-create historic settlement CBC News · Posted: Oct 23, 2019 7:05 AM AT   Work continues on the Place Fort La Tour project in Saint John. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Development of Fort La Tour taking shape, set to open next year – CBC 2019

ISSUES: Canada extends protection for Georges Banks, but continues massive oil exploration and development in Offshore Nova Scotia.

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.

ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy….

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….

ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?

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?

MONSTERS – Crew of the Schooner Madagasca Saw a Great Snake off Lubec, Maine

Imagine this!!! A real monster off Lubec. Maine. any idea what it might have been?? Click on the first image to enlarge and read. Or read and download the PDF here – CrewoftheSchoonerMadagascaSawaGreatSnake Continue reading MONSTERS – Crew of the Schooner Madagasca Saw a Great Snake off Lubec, Maine

TREASURE: Pirate Ned Low, Captain Kidd and the Treasure of Isle Haute, NS

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

LOOKING BACK: 21 years have passed and the Bay of Fundy isn’t getting better…

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…

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?..

LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD: Sisson Mine project given EIA approval – New Brunswick

As reported below, the Sisson Mine project was given EIA approval to Northcliff Resources’s some years ago for an open pit mine project, near Fredericton,, subject to 40 conditions. But wait!!! The project is still alive it seems. See – Northcliff … Continue reading LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD: Sisson Mine project given EIA approval – New Brunswick