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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. THE ATLANTIC REDFISH

    Atlantic redfish swim in deep waters at the edge of the major fishing banks and in deep channels carved in the ocean floor. Distinguished  by a bony protrusion on the lower jaw and by it's large eyes, the redfish can be found as two distinct species ...

    2013-01-11 09:29

  4. THE SPINY DOGFISH

    Spiny dogfish have a gray or brown top and pale grey or white ventral side with irregular white spots on the body.  Essentially the spiny dogfish are torpedo-shaped and are streamlined to permit easier swimming mobility.  The average length of spiny dogfi ...

    2013-01-11 09:13

  5. MARINE SEA TURTLES

    Marine sea turtles are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems as they help maintain the health and vitality of sea grass beds and coral reefs.  Sea turtles are specially adapted for lfe in a marine environment and they possess flippers and a streamlined ...

    2013-01-10 11:43

  6. THE AMERICAN PLAICE

    American Plaice belongs to the flatfish group of fishes whose members are strongly compressed laterally and tend to lie and swim on one side.  When the young fish hatch from an egg they have the normal fish form. During development, as they settle to the ...

    2013-01-10 11:21

  7. THE HARBOUR PORPOISE

    Harbour porpoises are six feet long and weigh about 140 pounds and are the smallest cetaceans found in Canadian waters. The harbour porpoise has tiny flippers and a triangular dorsal fin and a small, rounded head with a short beak and smiling mouth. Harbo ...

    2013-01-10 11:08

  8. THE BELUGA WHALE

    Beluga whales have a small, blunt head with a beak and a rounded melon.  Belugas have a dorsal ridge instead of a dorsal fin and a sleek, pure white pigmented body.  While the adult beluga whale is pure white the calves are tan and the juveniles are blue ...

    2013-01-10 10:44

  9. Public Meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing

    Please join us for a free public presentation about the process known as hydraulic fracturing and the risks that this industrial activity can pose to our health, environment, and economy. Information on produced waste waters and their disposal will also b ...

    2013-03-22 15:11

  10. Contact Information for Provincial Political Leaders in Atlantic Canada

    Please follow these links to find out how you can contact your provincial Member of the Legislative Assemby (MLA) or Member of the House of Assembly (MHA), including your Premier!   New Brunswick MLAs Newfoundland and Labrador MHAs Nova Scotia MLAs Prince ...

    2013-03-11 15:33