“The Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership is a virtual Institute, open to both individuals and groups who are interested in the well being of the Bay of Fundy. It is our goal to promote the integrity, vitality, biodiversity and productivity … Continue reading INFORMATION: You need to follow the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership to get the latest
Common Marine Life of the Gulf of Maine – Views: 2,175 Information sheets for 27 species of plants and invertebrates commonly found in the intertidal area in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy. Great for teachers and tour guides. Each … Continue reading MARINE LIFE: A Guide to Common Marine Life of the Gulf of Maine
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
“For the last decade and a half, they have gotten greedy and have tried to put a million fish . . . in some little coves that probably shouldn’t have had more than 50,000 and everybody’s paying the price.” I’m … Continue reading ISSUES: 18 years have passed and the Bay of Fundy isn’t getting better.
Projected sea level rise will change many of our familiar coastal areas … like Maine’s famous Old Orchard Beach. The question is, “How will we respond?“ The possible changes are clear in these two map projections for a 2 degree … Continue reading ISSUES – SEA LEVEL RISE: Will it be the end of Old Orchard Beach as we know it?
So where have all our fish gone anyway? Think small! If you spend much time exploring the intertidal waters of Cobscook Bay, you are likely to have seen a variety of creatures that look like shrimp. Many shrimp-like invertebrates found … Continue reading ISSUES: If there’s nothing for fish to eat, there’s no fish for you to eat!
As the Gulf of Maine continues to warm, massive changes are happening. The Portland Press Herald has produced a series of significant articles about the warming trend in the Gulf of Maine and how it is impacting the lives of … Continue reading ISSUES: The Gulf of Maine is one of the fastest warming spots on Earth – What does it mean?
Gardens of coral discovered in Gulf of Maine Posted October 7, 2015, Reposted December 5, 2018 Pilots and scientists inside the control van of the remotely operated underwater vehicle view the underwater scene in real time, collecting samples, images, and … Continue reading MARINE LIFE: Gardens of coral discovered in Gulf of Maine
ORIGINALLY POSTED 2008. UPDATED 2018 Spy Hopping – Karen MacKay 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 matter of … Continue reading KILLER WHALE RECORDS UPDATED – Rare but There!
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?
A collection of seabird images from contributors and public domain sources. Identify the birds here and in the field with this classic. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North A More at: BIRDS: Bay of Fundy Seabirds … Continue reading BIRDS: Bay of Fundy Seabird Images
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?