Topic: Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans
A pod of killer whales, trapped by a sudden freeze since Tuesday, may have found a path to freedom, thanks to warmer weather and winds that shifted the ice floes around the orcas.
Killer whales trapped below the ice have gathered around a single hole to breath. The Mayor of Inukjuak asks Canada government to send an ice breaker to rescue the orcas.
The age of a lobster, or a crab or shrimp, can be determined by counting growth rings, as is done with trees. But scientists aren't sure yet how old a lobster can live to be.
Controversial Whale Wars captain Paul Watson has spiced up opposition to the Canada seal hunt -- offering $50,000 to anyone who can prove Harp seals wastefully eat cod. Canadian senators – in a snub to the EU – promise to keep seal meat on Parliament's menu for as long as the animals are in season.
03/09/2010 06:02 pm
Bob Barker was among the early Hollywood converts to the animal rights movement. When Paul Watson told him that for $5 million he could end Japanese whaling, Barker responded 'Let's get it on.'
01/07/2010 10:35 am
In the Pacific, jumbo squid have moved to new waters, signaling changes in the ocean, scientists observe.
12/15/2009 11:36 am
Competing claims over Machias Seal Island may collapse the lobster industry there.
04/14/2008 01:00 am