28 January

Shark Facts Part V: Uh oh, better get Mako!

The shortfin mako shark isn’t about to help you out with collision repair or auto painting, but it is a top predator in the ocean, with few predators other than humans. With a circumglobal distribution, the mako can be found in all the world’s temperate and tropical waters. They are rarely found in waters colder […]

21 October

Shark Facts Part IV: The White Shark

The 1975 Hollywood blockbuster, “Jaws”, successfully demonized white sharks as man-eating monsters. However, unless you’re a seal, the chances of you becoming a white shark snack are very low. White sharks have one of the largest ranges of any fish, inhabitating coastal and offshore waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Canadian Atlantic waters […]

26 September

Shark Facts Part III: The thresher

The thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) is easily recognized by its large upper caudal fin, which can often be more than half of the total length of its body! Thresher sharks are strong swimmers and with the help of their powerful tail, they can breach clear out of the water. There is evidence that thresher sharks use […]

3 September

Shark Facts Part II: Singing the BLUES

The blue shark (Prionace glauca) is the most common species of sharks found in Canadian waters, however it is not frequently encountered in the Bay of Fundy. However, this year, there have been several blue shark sightings in the Bay. Researchers at the Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station have sighted blue sharks 5 […]

15 August

Shark Facts Part 1: The Basking Shark

Over the next couple of months, I’ll be posting information about the different shark species you can find in the Bay of Fundy. First up: basking sharks Basking sharks are the second largest shark (whale sharks are larger) reaching lengths of 12.2 m but the average size is 6 to 8 m. See how a […]

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