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  1. THE ATLANTIC SALMON

    Atlantic salmon have an elongate, slightly compressed body and a rounded snout.  In breeding males a hook develops on the lower jaw.  In the sea the back and top of the head may be green,blue or brown; the sides are silver and the underside is silvery whi ...

    2013-01-10 12:30

  2. THE BLUEFIN TUNA

    Bluefin tuna are a very advanced oceanic fish which are warm blooded and capable of regulating their internal body temperature.  Bluefin tuna are the largest species from the Scombrid family and weights of 500 pounds are not at all unusual. The largest tu ...

    2013-01-11 09:44

  3. THE WINTER SKATE

    Essentially the Winter Skate resembles a pancake with a short tail and it has a very flattened, depressed body and a slender tail.  It possesses a disc about 1.3 times as broad as it is long and a snout with an anterior angle of about 130 degrees.  The mo ...

    2013-01-11 08:54

  4. THE BLUE WHALE

         Photo courtesy of DFO   Slender and elongated, the Blue whale is sleek and streamlined with a small, one foot high dorsal fin, long and pointed flippers, broad straight-edged flukes and a wide, flat head with one median ridge.  About  55 to 68 ventra ...

    2013-01-10 12:18

  5. THE SEI WHALE

    Sei whales have a long,sleek body that is dark bluish-gray to black in colour and pale underneath.  They have 30 to 65 ventral grooves or pleats that extend from below the mouth to the navel area.   Sei whales have a 2 foot high dorsal fin, relatively sho ...

    2013-01-10 12:44

  6. THE NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE

        Right whales have a large, stocky body in which the girth can be sixty percent of body length. Usually the body tapers to a narrow tail and the whale possesses large spatula-shaped flippers, a smooth back without a dorsal fin and there are no ventral ...

    2013-01-11 10:08

  7. THE FIN WHALE

    Slender and elongated, fin whales are sleek and streamlined with a flat V-shaped head and up to 100 ventral grooves (pleats) extending to the navel.  Fin whales have a distinctly ridged back from dorsal fin to flukes, earning them the name razorback. Fin ...

    2013-01-11 10:23

  8. OPEN LETTER: Premier Alward, There is a Win-Win Solution to Fracking Dilemma

    December 11, 2012     0KB   Dear Premier Alward:   A new session of the New Brunswick legislature should have been a chance for a fresh start for the government and the people of New Brunswick.   Unfortunately, it seems like allowing hydraulic fracturing ...

    2012-12-11 13:40

  9. Letter Requesting that Human Impacts on Oceans be Included in Assessing Ecologically Significant Habitats

    November 11, 2012 Sierra Club Atlantic's Dr. Fred Winsor is participating in consultations to identify areas that are important in terms of their contribution to biodiveristy, uniqueness, and productivity off Newfoundland and Labrador (what the Depar ...

    2012-11-21 08:54

  10. Mission

              Engages Atlantic Canadians through education and action to green the economy and protect our environment.   Our Vision is for an Atlantic Canada of dynamic communities, thriving ecosystems, and a prosperous economy entirely powered by renewable ...

    2015-01-14 19:07