Recent Humpback Whale Entanglement in the Bay of Fundy
October 2, 2013
Foggy is a humpback whale that frequents the waters of the Bay of Fundy. On Sunday, Foggy was found by the Marine Animal Response Society badly entangled in fishing gear. This form of bycatch is a widespread problem in Canada’s and the world’s oceans. This incident, while having a happy outcome, highlights that we need to do more to prevent incidents like this from happening.
Testing the waters: experimenting new tools in shark conservation
September 20, 2013
Some days our work takes us to pretty amazing places. Last Saturday Jarrett Corke headed out to sea on the Atlantic Ocean for two weeks to work alongside the pelagic longline fishermen on the M/V No Excuses to research the use of materials that could deter sharks from biting their hooks.
They’re down but not out: the fight for survival for the world’s most endangered large whale
June 20, 2013
There’s been some really exciting news in the whale world today….a critically endangered North Pacific right whale has been spotted in BC waters!
Duuude… it’s World Turtle Day!
May 23, 2013
When I say the word turtle, most people think of the hand-sized freshwater turtles many people have as pets. But did you know that there are giant turtles that live in the oceans?
Sharks…will they survive us?
August 17, 2012
Sharks have been around for over 400 million years! They’ve seen the arrival and extinction of dinosaurs and survived many events which have changed the face of this planet. But the real question is…will they survive us?