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Two more North Atlantic right whales found dead off coast of Newfoundland

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Two more North Atlantic right whales found dead off coast of Newfoundland

Two more dead whales have washed ashore on Newfoundland’s west coast.The federal fisheries department says the discoveries bring the total of confirmed North Atlantic right whale deaths to at least nine.READ MORE: Eighth North Atlantic right whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence Story continues below The department says one of the animals had not…

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Fisheries officials to examine right whale carcass that washed ashore

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Fisheries officials to examine right whale carcass that washed ashore

Federal Fisheries officials are hoping to examine the latest North Atlantic right whale to be found dead on the East Coast.They say they will try to get to a site in western Newfoundland where the carcass washed ashore, but didn’t specify the exact location.READ MORE: Scientists investigate cause of death of 8 endangered whales in Saint…

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Meet Pumpkin, the 300 kg great white shark swimming in Nova Scotia waters

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Meet Pumpkin, the 300 kg great white shark swimming in Nova Scotia waters

A 300-kilogram great white shark affectionately known as ‘Pumpkin’ has been cruising Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin to feast on an abundance of seals.Scientists say the female shark was detected off Cheverie by an acoustic monitoring system that picked up a transmitter placed on it last year.READ MORE: U.S. officials investigating disturbing video apparently showing shark…

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Nova Scotia takes over prosecution of Harrietsfield pollution case

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Nova Scotia takes over prosecution of Harrietsfield pollution case

Global News has learned that the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (PPS) plans to take over the prosecution of the Harrietsfield pollution case.That means the private prosecution of two companies accused of contaminating drinking water in the area will now be handled by the province.Harrietsfield resident Marlene Brown was laying the charges under Nova Scotia’s…

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MP says not enough being done to deal with abandoned vessels on Canada’s coasts

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MP says not enough being done to deal with abandoned vessels on Canada’s coasts

A British Columbia MP is pushing the federal government to move on a promise to deal with vessels abandoned on Canada’s coasts.New Democrat Sheila Malcolmson says an existing legal loophole means abandoned vessels will continue to be a problem often dealt with by municipal and provincial governments. Story continues below READ MORE: Ottawa announces contract to…

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Over 2,000 turtle eggs incubating at Peterborough’s turtle conservatory

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Over 2,000 turtle eggs incubating at Peterborough’s turtle conservatory

The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre in Peterborough, Ont., is caring for more than 2,000 turtle eggs.The centre works with a veterinarian to rescue turtles found along roadsides and in the wild; the eggs from injured turtles can be saved, even when the maternal turtle cannot be.Some of the eggs are kept in incubators where they are…

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Air survey shows wildfire near Banff covers 4,100 hectares

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Air survey shows wildfire near Banff covers 4,100 hectares

Parks Canada says it has been able to get a better idea of the size of a wildfire that’s been burning close to Banff.READ MORE: Areas of Kootenay and Banff national parks closed due to wildfire The agency says its fire management personnel were able to fly around the perimeter of the Verdant Creek fire on Friday and determined it…

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Eighth North Atlantic right whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Eighth North Atlantic right whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Another endangered North Atlantic right whale has been found floating lifeless in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.A Facebook post by the Marine Animal Response Society says they received a report on Wednesday about a dead right whale, the eighth such case since June 6.READ MORE: Decomposed remains of whale found in Gulf of St. Lawrence, 7th…

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Advisory issued in Saskatchewan for algae blooms

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Advisory issued in Saskatchewan for algae blooms

The Water Security Agency and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health are advising people to avoid contact with algae blooms.Algae blooms occur during calm, hot weather on lakes and reservoirs with shallow, slow moving or still water that have sufficient nutrients. Story continues below Related Glowing blue algae lights up the shore of a Tasmanian bay…

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Video shows people taking photos just metres away from wild black bear in Ontario park

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Video shows people taking photos just metres away from wild black bear in Ontario park

As Philip de Roo was driving through the winding roads of Algonquin Park in Ontario, a group of approximately 15 people standing at the side of the road caught his eye.“I saw a bunch of people standing at the side of the road. I assumed they were taking a picture of a moose,” de Roo…

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