This project discusses one of the first sightings of a Sea Serpent along our coast as well as links and information on more sightings. But are they real? It’s for you to decide!! Click here for more information. Continue reading HISTORY – Are SEA SERPENTS real?? You decide.
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
Maine Lighthouses – Libby Island Lighthouse Dec 1929 Click here to see more versions Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – Libby Island Lighthouse Dec 1929
Painting created from an old B&W image from the Tides Institute of a Submarine at Eastport, Maine July 4th 1919 CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE VERSIONS Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Submarine at Eastport Maine July 4th, 1919
We’ve had an art site for years now. Whatever you want … framed, t-shirt, etc … this site provides it and ships directly to you. Check it out at https://art-mackay.pixels.com/ Continue reading ART WORK – Prints, Cards, T-shirts & More at Our Fine Art site!!
An aerial photo of the Sylvina W. Beal out of Eastport, Maine. Probably the only whale-watching windjammer in Maine. Off Campobello in the Bay of Fundy. Click here to see more versions Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Whale Watching on the Ancient Windjammer Sylvina W. Beal out of Eastport, Maine
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
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?
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!
The three masted schooner, Lanie Cobb aground at Lubec, Maine 1915 Click here to see more versions. Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Schooner Aground at Lubec, Maine 1915
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
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!
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?
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
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.
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
Time to dream about summer exploration? This fabulous Google Map shows many of the shipwrecks along the New England coast. Click on each button to get the information on each wreck. Continue reading EXPLORE: Shipwrecks of New England…
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?..
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
In the 1980s when the government repainted the tower at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine, for some reason, they painted 12 stripes (6 red and 6 white), instead of the 15 stripes (8 red and 7 white) … Continue reading LIGHTHOUSES – Maine’s Famo/us Quoddy Lighthouse Being Painted … WRONG
What do you think??? Everyday trucks like this one roll into our municipalities across the northeast and remove the wealth that we as citizens have contributed that day. Wealth that we once owned and controlled by us now goes to … Continue reading ENERGY: EXPORTED WEALTH = EXPORTED POWER
Updated June 2022 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE FILES AT TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ART PRODUCTS AT FINE ART AMERICA Continue reading EXTINCTION: The Great Auk – Gone but not forgotten.
Back in 2008 I ran a community non-profit with a mandate to promote a sustainable environment and community. But every time I am called an “environmentalist” I cringe. In 2008 a local newspaper was reporting on a bunch of protestors … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Activists, Anarchists, Environmentalists and Whales
This article was written 20 years ago. During that time right whales have moved northward and the presence of Phalaropes has been “up and down” according to the few reports we have received. Is anyone aware of recent studies? ******************************************************** … Continue reading The Phalarope is Fundy’s “canary” … is it dead or dying.
Exploring the coast this summer?Don’t miss these fascinating little marine birds…living on a cliff near you!!Source: THE BLACK GUILLEMOT’S WORLD – RESOURCE FILES – Payhip Continue reading THE BLACK GUILLEMOT’S WORLD – RESOURCE FILES @ PayHip
So you think nuclear is the answer! Check out these accidents & meltdowns from 1942 to 2015!
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1962 – 2015 – RTG’s; 9 Deadly Radioactive Plutonium Reactor Containing Satellites Exploded, Melted
NOVEMBER 17, 2015 Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, in front of the VolturnUS prototype wind turbine deployed off the shores of Castine in 2014. BY JAMES MCCARTHY Monday’s announcement that a consortium led … Continue reading LOOKING BACK & FORWARD: University of Maine offshore wind project continues.
This article was first written in 2008. Today in 2022, the cost of fuel for the huge ships that bring our increasingly expensive essentials from far afield may indeed see us returning to local produce and coastal sail. What do … Continue reading OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?
Art MacKay’s artwork. With over 50 years as a marine biologist and illustrator, these are just a few of Art’s illustrations for you to enjoy. Continue reading ART MACKAY: Some Great Gulf of Maine Creatures
Imagine, sailing ships and skyships plying the waters of the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, moving goods back and forth along traditional trade routes that are centuries old. Imagine also that we design these ships to reduce impacts … Continue reading IDEAS: Sky Ships for Atlantica?
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