ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy. So can we change history?

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?

OCEAN WARMING – ARCHIVE 2015: Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results

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

FISHERIES HISTORY – The Study that led to the sea urchin roe industry in the Bay of Fundy and beyond.

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.

BAY OF FUNDY: Where the Bay Becomes the Sea – a fragile and complex ecosystem.

“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.

WHALES: Canadian Whale Institute delivers the message about the North Atlantic Right Whale

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

POLLUTION: The truth about Boat Harbour mill pollution and the Northumberland Strait

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

POLLUTION: The history of pollution in the St. Croix Estuary can be a model for other east coast Locations.

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.

ENTANGLEMENT: What to do if you encounter a marine mammal in trouble.

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.

LOOKING BACK: Right whale sightings still on the decline in Bay of Fundy – New Brunswick – 2015

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

SHIPWRECKS: SS Arrow leaks oil in Chedabucto Bay – Strange it never did that before!

There’s a Fundy story about a fisherman visiting his old boat at the wharf. It is sunk … totally sunk. “Funny.” he says, “I can’t figure it out. It never did that before.” Some folks (mostly mainlanders) don’t get it and … Continue reading SHIPWRECKS: SS Arrow leaks oil in Chedabucto Bay – Strange it never did that before!