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2014-06-12 08:21:27

SAINT JOHN, NB, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The North Atlantic right whale was once hunted almost to extinction, but seventeen years ago Irving Oil began working with the New England Aquarium to protect this endangered species. The partnership is making a difference; the right whale population now exceeds five hundred, which is the highest population on record since research began three decades ago. Irving Oil's contribution to protecting the North Atlantic right whale helps...

2013-10-30 23:19:08

Atlantic Salmon Federation says farmed escapees threaten Maine’s endangered salmon. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Biologists with the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are concerned that the large number of farmed salmon showing up at a fish trap on the Magaguadavic River in New Brunswick is indicative of a large escape of farmed salmon. Escapes from sea cages in the Bay of Fundy that have gone unreported by the aquaculture industry are very likely entering...

2012-04-27 23:03:13

Naturalist Journeys, an adventure travel company based in Portal, Arizona, announces an August 18-26, 2012 tour to Nova Scotia, highlighting the tour's innovative combination of culture and nature. With whales, land and sea birds, colorful Acadian history, signature lighthouses, world-record tides, delicious seafood and great opportunities for travel photography, the maritime province of Nova Scotia has much to offer. Portal, Arizona (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 Naturalist Journeys, an adventure...

2012-03-13 04:00:00

Wild Atlantic salmon conservationists, commercial fisheries groups, tourism operators and others are calling for a moratorium on salmon feedlots in Nova Scotia waters. HALIFAX,NS (PRWEB) March 13, 2012 Wild salmon conservationists, commercial fisheries groups, environmental organizations, sustainable economic development proponents and tourism operators are united in their concern over the Provincial Government´s commitment to expanding open net pen salmon aquaculture in Nova Scotia....

2011-11-11 20:50:00

Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia garnered millions of votes in the new seven wonders of nature campaign Bay of Fundy, NB/NS (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Despite a strong international bid in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign, provisional results show the Bay of Fundy has not been named to the final top seven. Bernard Weber, Founder of the New7Wonders Foundation made the announcement today in Zurich, Switzerland at 7:07 pm GMT. The Bay of Fundy was Canadaâs finalist among the top 28...

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2010-07-30 12:46:28

The 318-million-year-old reptile footprints were found in sea-cliffs on the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. They show that reptiles were the first vertebrates (animals with a backbone) to conquer dry continental interiors. These pioneers paved the way for the diverse ecosystems that exist on land today. The footprints were discovered by Dr Howard Falcon-Lang of Royal Holloway, University of London. The results of his study, undertaken with Professor Mike Benton of the University of...

2009-11-12 13:52:00

HALIFAX and PARRSBORO, NS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - NS Power and its tidal technology partner OpenHydro have successfully deployed the first commercial scale in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy today. The one-megawatt commercial scale turbine reached the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) deployment site, in the Minas Passage, yesterday afternoon and began preparations for deployment. The turbine was fully deployed just before 2:00 today and is now operational,...

2009-09-23 11:00:00

All currencies are in Canadian dollars HALIFAX, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Nova Scotia Power and its technology partner OpenHydro have unveiled a 1-megawatt (MW) tidal turbine which they will deploy in the Bay of Fundy this fall as part of Nova Scotia's tidal power test facility. The Open-Centre Turbine was manufactured in Ireland by OpenHydro. The turbine will rest directly on the ocean floor using a subsea gravity base fabricated in Dartmouth by Cherubini Metal Works. "It's exciting...


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North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis
2013-08-26 11:17:56

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), also known as the black right whale or the northern right whale, is one of three right whales in the Eubalaena genus. It can be found in a small population of about 396 individuals in the western North Atlantic. If it does occur in the eastern North Atlantic, experts assert that it only numbers in the tens, making it nearly extinct in that area. This species migrates into the western North Atlantic to feed in the spring, summer, and fall...

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