Highlights/dolphins

Society

Community effort saves trapped dolphins in Heart’s Delight, N.L.

There are a lot of happy hearts in the town of Heart’s Delight-Islington in southeastern Newfoundland after local volunteers managed to free a pod of dolphins trapped by sea ice in the town’s harbour on Thursday. The community effort included» 

Environment

Canada to ban capture of dolphins, whales

The federal government will ban the capture of marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises, according to proposed legislation presented by the governing Liberals in the House of Commons. The prohibition on fishing for cetaceans “with intent to take them» 

Environment

Dolphins delight ferry passengers

Canada’s Pacific coast boasts an archipelago of great beauty. © CBC Many islands, many ferries There are many ferries that operate on Canada’s Pacific coast and in addition to seeing the fabulous scenery there, some passengers got to see several white-sided» 

Environment, Society

Newfoundland blasted by another spring blizzard

Trapped whale dies, some dolphins rescued Much of the island of Newfoundland is under another severe weather warning as high winds up to 80 km/h and snow continue to sweep the area. In some areas anywhere from 50 up to» 

Environment, Society

Non-profit scouts Canadian coasts for whale sanctuary

A non-profit organization has explored the coast of Nova Scotia in eastern Canada to find a suitable site for a sanctuary for whales, porpoises and dolphins. The Whale Sanctuary Project is looking for a site about the size of 40» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Whales too have “culture”

People tend to adopt habits from those they associate with. This could be things like clothing, or speech patterns and dialects. A Canadian study of sperm whales has found out this “cultural” adaptation occurs with the whales as well. Also» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics

Attempt to end captivity of whales, dolphins in Canada

A bill in the Canadian Senate seeks to prevent further captive displays of dolphins and whales in this country. Liberal Senator Wilfred Moore of Nova Scotia, speaking at a news conference Thursday after introducing the bill, said, ” I’ve long»