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The Secret Love Life of Painted Turtles

May 1, 2013

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Here’s a video I produced about Patrick Moldowan (a Laurentian biology masters student) and his turtle research. The video won Best Picture at the 2013 Laurentian’s Annual Eagle Awards Gala. Advertisements

NB researchers monitor invasive tunicates

September 14, 2011

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Lurking just across the St. Croix River, an invasive species with a deceptively innocent name has slowly been making its way toward New Brunswick, and it has some researchers worried. The pancake batter tunicate, which resembles its namesake, blankets everything from docks to sea floors and poses a threat to the local ecosystem’s diversity, Jennifer […]

East N.A. coast among places that merit protection

September 14, 2011

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The waters around New Brunswick and along the northeast American coastline have been cited in a new study as being among the top nine marine places in the world that merit protection. The study criteria looked at how many marine mammal species are there, how rare they are, and how at risk they are from […]

Scientists try to breed better bees

July 26, 2011

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After suffering hard losses during the worldwide colony collapse, New Brunswick’s bee population seems to be on the mend. This trend will continue if researchers in Manitoba and Ontario get their way. Robert Currie is an entomologist at the University of Manitoba. He has partnered with the Ontario Beekeepers Association to breed a better bee. […]

Couple helping abandoned puppies to recover

July 26, 2011

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When seven puppies were abandoned on the side of a highway to die, Denise Tramble said she and her husband didn’t hesitate. “Yes, we will take these puppies,” she told Moncton Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She hadn’t even seen them yet. The next day she brought two carrying cases full of two-week-old husky-mix […]

Research project to test viability of on-land salmon farming

July 26, 2011

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Salmon farming is moving on land. The Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Conservation Fund are joining forces in a research project that will try to rear salmon in a freshwater closed-containment system. “It’s huge, it’s groundbreaking,” Bill Taylor, the federation’s president, said. “Hopefully it will help us move towards much more environmentally friendly and wild-salmon […]

Devastating disease threatens bat population in province

July 11, 2011

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New Brunswick could lose its entire bat population in a few short years, researchers say, because of the devastating white nose syndrome that is ravaging caves from Nova Scotia to Oklahoma. The fungus, whose scientific name is almost self-explanatory (geomyces destructans), was first detected by researchers in a cave in Albert County on March 15. […]