Thursday, April 29, 2021
Scott Kraus, Marilyn Marx, Heather Pettis, Amy Knowlton, Ken Mallory
Publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Markham, ON
Disappearing Giants tells the story of one of the most endangered large whales in the oceans today, from the whaling history for which it is named, to the most up-to-date research efforts and population status. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photos, it describes how individual right whales are identified, how they feed, migrate, and face the challenges of life in the industrialized North Atlantic Ocean. The authors, long-time right whale researchers from the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at New England Aquarium in Boston, hope this book will bring awareness to this wondrous but threatened whale species and the tremendous efforts being taken to help North Atlantic right whales avoid extinction and thrive far into the future.
To order a copy please visit rightwhaleresearch.bigcartel.com
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The St. Croix River and its estuary has a long history of heavy commercial use, the impacts of which can still be observed in the waters and sediments of the watershed, including western Passamaquoddy Bay. Additionally, the marine and freshwater flora and fauna has been diminished significantly and for many decades anadromous fish species, in particular, have had restricted access to their up-river spawning areas.
In the 1960s, the Woodland mill dumped black liquor directly into the river for nearly 10 years causing the virtual death of the river. Since this practice was brought to an end, the river has
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Atlantic salmon swim to forefront of science
By JOHN McPHEE Environment Reporter, Halifax Chronicle-Herald
Thu. Dec 10, 2010
A genetically modified Atlantic salmon escapes from a fish farm into a river.
But it doesn’t live long enough to enjoy its freedom. Because the salmon isn’t eating a particular feed, a "kill gene" kicks in and it dies.
It may sound like science fiction but researchers are well on their way to this kind of genetic tweaking, said Fred Whoriskey, of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, in an interview Wednesday.
Genome mapping and research will eventually open up a wide array of biological tools. Most of them
Friday, April 24, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
This article was written 20 years ago. During that time right whales have moved northward and the presence of Phalaropes has been "up and down" according to the few reports we have received. Is anyone aware of recent studies?
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
With a little imagination, the image of the stone stack below Campobello’s Friar’s Head reveals an “Old Friar.” A Passamaquoddy legend speaks of the stack as a young Indian maiden, turned to stone while awaiting the return of her lover. The cracks in the “Old Friar” indicate he is likely to loose his head in the not too distant future.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
DISTANCE LEARNING - Why now is a good time to become a backyard biologist! FREE DOWNLOAD AND LINK.
DISTANCE LEARNING - Why now is a good time to become a backyard biologist!
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
See what it looks like and understand that some forms of radiation can penetrate your body with harmful impacts. And it can kill!!