Tag: canada

Meet Nukumi, the great white shark ‘proper matriarch’ tagged off Nova Scotia, Canada

The U.S.-based shark research team Ocearch tagged their largest great white in the Northwest Atlantic so far and named her after a Mi’kmaw grandmother figure. Nukumi, pronounced noo-goo-mee, was tagged on Friday morning near West Ironbound Island, south of Lunenburg, N.S. She’s more than five metres long, weighs 1,606 kilograms and is […]

Jasper National Park says one caribou herd gone, two others on the brink of local extinction

Caribou populations in Jasper National Park are in deep trouble.  Of three southern mountain woodland caribou herds managed by Parks Canada, one — the Maligne herd — is now considered extirpated, or  locally extinct, while the other two are dangerously small, according to the Jasper National Park’s Species at Risk report.  Worse, neither […]

Is this the work of waves, a prankster or supernatural beings? The mystery of the white lines on a B.C. beach

First Nations leader says grid of shell fragments caused by ‘square waves’; scientist says it looks man made. An Indigenous leader from Haida Gwaii, B.C., says mysterious white lines he saw on a local beach are naturally created, but a scientist affiliated with the federal government is skeptical. On Monday, Billy […]