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  1. Tell us What You Think!- Deadline Extended to Thursday, Sept. 6th!

    The Executive Committee of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Sierra Club is gearing up for a strategic planning session on Sept 7-8th! We want to make sure we are going into the session with as much information as possible- so as part of our preparations, we ...

    2012-09-04 15:02

  2. Donkin Coal Mine Community Forum

    Come Share Your Concerns, Tell Us Your Values, and Give Recommendations As part of the environmental assessment for the Donkin Coal Mine, Sierra Club Atlantic invites community members to join us in gathering information about local community values, feat ...

    2012-09-05 08:35

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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