Monthly Archive: July 2012

Seabirds affected by increasing levels of plastic in the eastern North Pacific ocean 0

Seabirds affected by increasing levels of plastic in the eastern North Pacific ocean

A recent study from a researcher at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has provided evidence that the amount of plastic in the Northwestern Pacific coastal waters has been increasing.   In 2009 and...

Fishing gear suspected in death of right whale 0

Fishing gear suspected in death of right whale

The decomposed remains of an endangered right whale washed ashore this month near Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park, on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.  Entanglement in fishing gear was likely responsible for the...

Summer student experience from the Atlantic CCWHC office 0

Summer student experience from the Atlantic CCWHC office

I didn’t know quite what to expect volunteering this summer for the CCWHC Atlantic, I was curious as to how they would use me.  Any assumptions of the monotony usually associated with early undergraduate...

Study in Nova Scotia shows that coyotes stay close to people. 0

Study in Nova Scotia shows that coyotes stay close to people.

The unprecedented attack and killing of a young woman in Cape Breton Highlands National Park by a group of coyotes in 2009 prompted Parks Canada to begin a study which would hopefully provide more information on...

Encounter of minke whales with fishing gears. 0

Encounter of minke whales with fishing gears.

The CCWHC  Atlantic Region has dealt with the death of three minke whales around Prince Edward Island already this summer and is aware of at least another mortality on the Magdalen Islands.  One of...

The Series Of Peripartum Mortalities Continue in Female St. Lawrence Beluga Whales. 0

The Series Of Peripartum Mortalities Continue in Female St. Lawrence Beluga Whales.

On July 17, 2012, the carcass of an adult female beluga whale was found drifting by the island of “l’Ile aux fraises” in the St. Lawrence Estuary in Quebec. This carcass was transported to...

Sylvain Larrat has completed his residency training program at the CCWHC – Quebec 2

Sylvain Larrat has completed his residency training program at the CCWHC – Quebec

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sylvain Larrat has successfully completed a 3 years residency training program in wildlife health management offered by the CCWHC – Quebec. The objective of this specialized program...

West Nile Virus Season 2012 0

West Nile Virus Season 2012

It’s that time of the year once again.  Each summer in Canada, mosquito bites pose a potential risk for West Nile Virus (WNV).  The Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre has assisted the Public Health...

Investigating cause of death to help an endangered species 0

Investigating cause of death to help an endangered species

The Eastern Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus migrans, is a small, carnivorous songbird.  The species is native to Eastern North America and found primarily in short, grassland habitats.  Its unique foraging behaviour includes perching on...

Anthrax outbreak in Mackenzie River bison – NWT 0

Anthrax outbreak in Mackenzie River bison – NWT

The worst outbreak of killer anthrax spores in the Northwest Territories in two decades has left 128 wood bison dead northwest of Fort Providence. The decaying carcasses, spread over an area of 10 square...