Animal behaviour specialist says life in captivity is detrimental to whales By Nina Corfu, CBC News Posted: Nov 17, 2016 8:00 AM AT Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016 8:00 AM AT Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with her calf at … Continue reading World’s first captive whale retirement home could be in Nova Scotia
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.
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
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
How whale oil created Unilever While a geological discovery in Albert County, NB took pressure off whales by creating an alternate source of lamp oil, a new demand kept the pressure on for decades after. *********************************************** [pdf-embedder url=”https://archiveatlantic.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/0e425-the-unending-history-of-whaling-article-2-margarine.pdf” title=”THE UNENDING … Continue reading THE UNENDING HISTORY OF WHALING – ARTICLE 2 – MARGARINE
How whale oil was replaced by a discovery in New Brunswick How a geological discovery in Albert County, NB helped save the whales by creating an alternate source of lamp oil. But the pressure hasn’t ended as subsequent articles will … Continue reading THE UNENDING HISTORY OF WHALING – ARTICLE 1 – KEROSENE
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
I’m currently researching once more the various treaties and laws that oblige the Government of Canada to protect Right Whales, Finbacks, Porpoise, their habitat, and forage. It is clear at the outset that Canada is obliged to protect the Bay … Continue reading ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?
This whole article gives a brilliant portrait of life one hundred years ago, but the whale tale was particularly revealing as it spoke to the continued pressure right whales have suffered along our Gulf of Maine coast for hundred of years. Continue reading WHALES: The Gulf of Maine Oil Business – a Century Ago
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?