[MARMAM] We need marine mammal and bird sightings from Head Harbour Passage, Bay of Fundy

FundyArt art at bayoffundy.ca
Tue Jun 9 06:08:22 PDT 2009

Fundy Whale (fundywhale.blogspot.com) and I Love Quoddy Wild 
(ilovequoddywild.blogspot) were developed to allow the community at 
large to participate in enjoying and keeping track of our natural 
assets; the marine mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates that abound 
throughout Quoddy. For the last few months we have been pleased to see 
the response. Now we are attempting to map these natural "assets" so 
that everyone is aware of this special place and we can compiled the 
data in a more "formal" way. We have many of the historical records, but 
would particularly like to have information from the last 10 years, 
particularly north Atlantic right whale sightings at Head Harbour 
entrance and passage as well as Friars Bay.

Why is this important? Well, there is little time, but we are trying to 
accelerate our mapping development so that we can submit sighting data 
from the Quoddy community to FERC's Environmental Impact Assessment for 
the Downeast LNG proposal at Robbinston, ME, which must access their 
proposed terminal through HHP. You can see the beginning of our online 
mapping at either of the 2 blogs above.

Believe it or not, they seem to have missed the whales, seals, and birds 
that use and NEED Head Harbour Passage, Cobscook Bay and the surrounding 
Quoddy area in the Bay of Fundy.

If you have sighting data (species, when, where, numbers, comments) 
please send them to this email or fundytides at gmail.com so we can provide 
documentation that will indicate the importance of these vital resources.

There's an early July deadline.

Thanks Art

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