Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe live in Maine and New Brunswick at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy. They have always depended for their sustenance on marine animals and plants, including porpoise and whales. The following is their current … Continue reading WHALING: Passamaquoddy Tribe on Porpoise Hunting Today
So what has changed since 2015? NOVEMBER 2015, UPDATED DECEMBER 2018 Once more, efforts are being made to build pipelines and build oil and gas infrastructure in Saint John. With the increased traffic and risks to the Bay of Fundy, environmentalists continue … Continue reading ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy. So can we change history?
“This is a documentary about the fragile and complex marine ecosystem in the Bay of Fundy. The film traces relationships within the food chain – from tiny plankton to birds and seals and finally to whales and humans. The film … Continue reading BAY OF FUNDY: Where the Bay Becomes the Sea – a fragile and complex ecosystem.
The following post from 2006 provides an interesting history of the New England Aquarium and Canadian Whale Institute in their continuing efforts to save the North Atlantic Right whale. I think it’s worth repeating a decade later. Art MacKay ******************************** By … Continue reading WHALES: Canadian Whale Institute delivers the message about the North Atlantic Right Whale
UPDATE: Learn more here http://www.whalemapp.org/ Abstract: This study investigates the use of a mobile application, Whale mAPP, as a citizen science tool for collecting marine mammal sighting data. In just over three months, 1261 marine mammal sightings were observed and … Continue reading WHALES: A new mobile app for citizen scientists reporting.
Red Bay, Labrador: Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site story and photography by Keith and Heather Nicol, Saltscapes Magazine Atlantic Canada’s other UNESCO World Heritage sites Red Bay, Labrador joins the famous pyramids of Egypt and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef … Continue reading LABRADOR: A whale of a history – Saltscapes Magazine
On November 29, 2015, a rare North Atlantic right whale visited Bass Rocks, along the coast of Gloucester, MA. It spent about an hour and a half swimming very close to the shore, spy-hopping, rolling in the waves, … Continue reading WHALES: Young Right Whale having fun off Gloucester – Video
Who are you going to call if you see a marine mammal in distress? The Campobello Whale Rescue Team will respond to calls about marine mammals found in distress. 1-866-567-6277 In partnership with the Marine Animal Response Society and Fisheries … Continue reading ENTANGLEMENT: What to do if you encounter a marine mammal in trouble.
There are a couple of problems with the article below. Firstly, 15 days in the field does not a season make. One would hope that whale watch companies from New Brunswick, Maine and Nova Scotia are contributing their sightings and … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Right whale sightings still on the decline in Bay of Fundy – New Brunswick – 2015
Times have changed. This menu for a Luncheon at The American Museum of Natural History featured whale steak! More at: https://issuu.com/artmackay/docs/whaleonthemenu Continue reading HISTORY: Did you know that whale was on the menu at the American Museum of Natural History in 1918
Written 13 years ago, the battle was to prove that right whales were common at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. That was done. Now, another change and another challenge has emerged as the rights have moved north into … Continue reading WHALES: Looking Back – Right Whales Lay Claim to Historic Grounds