Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region Exemplary Service Medals
Sixteen members of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region were recently awarded Exemplary Service Medals and Bars at Government House in St. John’s.
The awards were presented by the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada and Honorary Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal is part of the Canadian ...
Saving the World’s Rarest Marine Mammal
WWF-Mexico recently conducted fishing gear tests at the Marine Institute’s flume tank facility. The tests featured a new net design that is aimed at reducing harm to vaquitas — the world’s rarest marine mammal. With a population of only 30 animals, vaquitas are critically endangered and on the brink of extinction.
The Homarus Eco-Centre, located in Pointe-du-Chêne, N.B., is an interpretive centre that offers a unique and interactive experience related to the mysterious world of lobsters and marine ecosystems. In 2013, Homarus Inc. established the Homarus Eco-Centre to provide a holistic educational experience related to the world of lobsters to visitors in the Shediac area. Homarus Inc. is a non-profit organization created by the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU), whose mission is to develop tools to ...
Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium 2017
The mission of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is to foster curiosity about local marine life and inspire action toward personal and global sustainability through display, interpretation and direct action. At the end of the Aquarium’s season in October, all of the creatures on display were released back into the ocean.
Photos by Jennifer Oake and Krista Jestican
Beneath the Surface
A professor in the Department of Ocean Science at Memorial University recently unveiled a series of underwater photos from various Newfoundland harbours and the results were quite disturbing.
Corey Morris explained that the purpose of the survey, conducted from 2007 to 2016, was to study the effects of harbour infrastructure on fish and fish habitat. But it was the amount of garbage on the bottom that really stood out, he noted.
The researchers monitored 20 locations over the course of ...