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By John Wesley Chisholm On Monday, January 8th, 2018

Ol’ Tom, Brier Island’s resident orca | The Chronicle Herald

Ol’ Tom showed up on the same day that Brier Island was finally blessed with a bit of sunshine. Snow and grey skies had dominated the landscape for seven days straight, and this tiny Digby Neck community of 172 More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

How whales and dolphins can teach us to be less stupid | openDemocracy

  Upside down dolphins and killer whale or orca. Credit: Flickr/Rumpleteaser. CC BY 2.0. For those tens of millions of us who have been watching the extraordinary ‘Blue Planet II’, the final programme More...

By Ed Yong On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

This is How Hummingbirds Drink – The Atlantic

When Margaret Rubega first read about how hummingbirds drink, she thought to herself: That can’t possibly be right. Hummingbirds drink nectar using tongues that are so long that, when retracted, they coil More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Drone Captures Epic Fight Between Moose And Wolf In Ontario

It’s like Canadian “Mortal Kombat.” Source: Drone Captures Epic Fight Between Moose And Wolf In Ontario  More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Roadkill deaths driving some species to the edge – Nova Scotia – CBC News

About 200 animals a year are brought to the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre for treatment after being struck by vehicles. One was this red fox, which survived. (Murdo Messer/Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Pet a dead shark and climb aboard an icebreaker at BIO’s open house – Nova Scotia – CBC News

Aspiring ocean scientists and members of the public will get a rare opportunity to tour Canada’s largest ocean science research centre this weekend. The Bedford Institute of Oceanography only opens its doors More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Saturday, September 16th, 2017

‘Bio blitz’ a chance to spend quality time with Halifax-area wildlife – Nova Scotia – CBC News

The Ecology Action Centre has teamed up with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to host “bio blitz” events in Halifax on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “A bio blitz involves citizen scientists More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

World Wildlife Fund Report Shows Federal Protection Isn’t Saving Canada’s Animals

ads_sharebox_260x60 An extensive survey of 903 species of Canadian birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians over more than four decades has found that half of them are in serious population decline. Declining More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Mona on the move: Raccoon in care of Thunder Bay dog rescue group heading to wildlife centre – Thunder Bay – CBC News

Mona, the three-month-old raccoon kit who has stolen the heart of the director of a dog rescue organization in Thunder Bay, Ont., will soon head south to a new home in a wildlife rehabilitation facility near Sudbury. Caring More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Wildlife Rescue in Harvey’s Wake | Hakai Magazine

The first of the animals wounded by Harvey have been trickling into the TSC, says Amanda Perry, the facility’s rehabilitation director. Most have been birds: pelicans and herons, several doves, and songbirds. On More...