Monthly Archive: July 2013

CCWHC Alberta Welcomes Its First Intern 1

CCWHC Alberta Welcomes Its First Intern

The Alberta node of CCWHC was established in 2005 and has been advancing its operations year after year.  In July 2013 the CCWHC advanced once more to incorporate a newly established, one year internship position. Internships...

Beaked whale washes up on PEI’s north shore 1

Beaked whale washes up on PEI’s north shore

A recently dead adult male whale that was found on the north shore of Prince Edward Island in early June was identified as a Sowerby’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens).  It is very rare to...

2012-13 CCWHC Annual Report Available Online 0

2012-13 CCWHC Annual Report Available Online

The 2012-2013 Annual Report for the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre is now available online.  Click on one of the following images to view the report, or please visit http://www.ccwhc.ca/annual_reports.php to view past and current report

No news of “Capitaine Crochet” 0

No news of “Capitaine Crochet”

“Capitaine Crochet”, a female fin whale that is well known by researchers and outfitters since 1994, has not been seen since June 13. This whale was first sighted this year badly entangled in a...

West Nile bird vaccine developed at UBC 0

West Nile bird vaccine developed at UBC

Article re-posted from CBCNews.ca Researchers at the University of British Columbia have synthesized a vaccine that may prevent the spread of West Nile virus in birds, a development that could help protect some vulnerable...

Effects of Domestic Cats on Wildlife 1

Effects of Domestic Cats on Wildlife

Most people tend to think of cats as familiar, sometimes friendly and mostly harmless domestic pets.  However, in ecological terms, they are predators that have been introduced far and wide around the globe by...

Turtles: the hazards of the nesting season 0

Turtles: the hazards of the nesting season

In Ontario, there are 8 species of native turtles: the Midland Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtle, Blanding’s Turtle, Northern Map Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Wood Turtle, Musk Turtle and Spiny Softshell Turtle.  All but the Painted...