During the process of researching our coastal lighthouses, I ran across this publication. If you would like to experience things the way they were, then this is a really great read and source of information. Continue reading EXPLORE: Sailing the Downeast coast in the 1930s
Many studies have been carried out in the St. Croix River Estuary over the past 100 years or so. In general, they had relatively narrow and project-specific objectives which were not related to measuring long-term change or assessing the environmental … Continue reading ISSUES: The Environmental Health of the St. Croix Estuary 1604 – 2004
Treasures come in many packages … both real and imagined. Some, like the great gold hoax of Lubec, Maine, require both imagination as well as the gullible. Scroll this PDF to read this delightful story. Click here to read and … Continue reading TREASURE: The Great Saltwater Gold Hoax of Lubec Maine
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?
PART 4 | OCTOBER 28, 2015 Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results Story by Colin Woodard/ Staff WriterPhotos by Gregory Rec/ Staff Photographer Until two years ago, if you had walked down to the … Continue reading OCEAN WARMING – ARCHIVE 2015: Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results
This historical research led to the establishment of the sea urchin roe industry in the Bay of Fundy and along the Atlantic coast. Many of the cautions were not observed and culturing methods that were worked out back then are … Continue reading FISHERIES HISTORY – The Study that led to the sea urchin roe industry in the Bay of Fundy and beyond.
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
Lance Tapley POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series investigating the Irving corporate presence in Maine and New Brunswick and its implications for the state’s future. SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK — If … Continue reading New Brunswick, the Irving company’s province – Pine Tree Watch
Free to read digitally and download. Printed copies can be purchased. Water Quality History – St. Croix River Estuary By Art MacKay in POLLUTION 14 pages, published 1/21/2019 The history of degradation of water quality in the St. Croix Estuary … Continue reading POLLUTION: The history of pollution in the St. Croix Estuary can be a model for other east coast Locations.
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.
It is sad that Maine has not learned from the serious impacts clear-cutting has had in the Maritime Provinces. This will be followed by intense herbicide sprays designed to eliminate unwanted tree species creating what some refer to as a … Continue reading FORESTRY – ARCHIVE 2015: J.D. Irving gets exemption on Maine clear-cutting rules