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 souls needed a boost. Maybe their old friend, the curious and playful killer whale, knew this when he greeted one of its residents Wednesday More...

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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 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 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 Friday, June 23rd, 2017

1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish | Hakai Magazine

It’s common to see bears gorging on salmon in places like British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. In coastal regions, salmon provide a vital source of nutrients that support the wider ecosystem. But More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Watch: Stunning aerial footage of Ireland’s huge basking sharks | sharks | Earth Touch News

Last time we checked in with the Emerald Isle’s famous basking sharks, they were getting airborne. And now, with a bit of help from BBC Two, our eyes are in the skies.   This gorgeous drone footage More...

By Deborah Sullivan Brennan On Monday, January 16th, 2017

This forecasting tool aims to keep ships and blue whales from colliding – Baltimore Sun

A new forecasting tool will help scientists predict blue whale traffic, as the ocean behemoths make their annual migration. The tool allows researchers to post online maps showing likely “hot spots” More...

By Bookmarklet On Monday, December 26th, 2016

Year End Best – This rescuer saved a raccoon in heroic fashion on Independence Day | abc7ny.com

A raccoon was pulled to safety on July 4 after a nearby boat spotted the animal frantically swimming in a creek. The rescuer said he heard a “yelping sound” that at first sounded like birds overhead More...

By Matt Novak On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

This Deep Sea Fisherman Posts His Discoveries on Twitter and OH MY GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE

A strange deep sea creature captured by fisherman Roman Fedorstov (Twitter) Roman Fedortsov is a deep sea fisherman in Russia. And he’s been taking photos of OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT?  More...

By Bookmarklet On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Expert: More Whale Sightings May Mean Less Pollution In NY Waterways « CBS New York

Expert: More Whale Sightings May Mean Less Pollution In NY Waterways December 16, 2016 10:46 AM Humpback Whale in the sea. (Credit: Thinkstock) RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s a majestic sight — a living More...