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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 […]

Researchers monitoring salt water in wells

July 26, 2011

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Sea water is gradually seeping into the drinking water wells along the Northumberland Strait, a University of New Brunswick researcher says. While no one’s gotten sick yet the future looks grim, Kerry MacQuarrie said. Climate change experts warn of rising sea levels, which have the unfortunate side effect of leaving groundwater sources ruined by salt […]