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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 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The case for Distributed Energy Generation- Newfoundland and Labrador

    August 6, 2010 I present arguments in  favour of the small-scale, community owned, renewable energy generation in Newfoundland and Labrador.  I identify current bottlenecks in  the development of the distributed energy generation in the province and list ...

    2010-08-06 10:02

  6. 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

  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 Legacy of Fracking: From Earthquakes to Jessica Ernst

    Join award-winning journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk for a public presentation, The Legacy of Fracking: From Earthquakes to Jessica Ernst  based on his recent book  Slick Water, a stunning examination of Big Oil and government abuse. Hydraulic fractu ...

    2016-09-30 11:55

  9. 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

  10. The perils of sharing our roadways

    Watch for Wildlife program puts untimely collisions in public eye Zack Metcalfe The Chronicle Herald August 14, 2016 In the early fall of last year, while driving home down the Bedford Highway, I saw something which I never quite forgot. The vehicles on t ...

    2016-08-16 13:04