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 both cases promises … Continue reading POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait
100 municipalities discharge sewage into Quebec’s waterways CBC obtained a complete list of all municipalities that dump untreated wastewater CBC News Posted: Oct 23, 2015 6:46 PM ET While Montreal has grabbed headlines for its plan to dump eight billion litres of … Continue reading ISSUES : 100 municipalities discharge sewage into the St. Lawrence River and Gulf
THE VISUALS THE STORY 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 little … Continue reading KRILL – A VITAL OCEAN FORAGE SPECIES
A collection of coastal bird images from contributors to the blog “I Love Quoddy Wild” and public domain sources. Compiled by Art MacKay, December 2016 Identify the birds here and in the field with this classic: Peterson Field Guide to … Continue reading SEABIRDS: 40 Good reasons to protect our part of the Atlantic Ocean
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: Oct 27, 2015. Updated: December, 2018 10:50 The team attached satellite tags to 38 eels over three years. … Continue reading FISHERY: Where are all the missing eels? Mystery solved?
2016 – 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 … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Donald Trump Won … but Cape Breton is still waiting!
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?
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
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?
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? Source: WHALES: Killer Whales in the North Atlantic … Have … Continue reading WHALES: Killer Whales in the North Atlantic … Have you seen one yet?