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The silent killing of marine life: Ghost gear

Second annual report rates seafood companies for ghost gear It’s known as “ghost gear” or abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear (ALDFG). These are nets, traps, lines, or hooks left floating in the ocean or any water body, and which »

Environment & Animal Life

Stranded seals move into Newfoundland town

A small town in northern Newfoundland has a problem. Seals are flopping through town. Residents of Roddickton spotted seals in the areas late last year, but recently the seals have been making their way into the town, sometimes along the »

Environment & Animal Life

Is climate change luring sharks north? Communities wrestle with bite mystery off Arctic coast

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Sometimes it’s seals with amputated flippers. Or even a sea lion snatched seemingly out of thin air. But for at least 10 years, subsistence harvesters in Alaska’s coastal »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Lack of ice causing Gulf of St Lawrence seals to move

Harp seals  which usually give birth around late February or early March are common in the Gulf of St Lawrence. This year though, scientists who count the seal population every five years say the seals have moved further out from »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Sea Shepherd- MV Farley Mowat last poke in the eye to authorities

Once the flagship of the environmental protection group Sea Shepherd, and an often irritant to authorities and  the MV Farley Mowat now sits on the harbour bottom at dockside in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Re-named Farley Mowat after the late world-famous author »