The North Atlantic Right Whale suffered a brush with devastation as it was found nearly extinct in the mid 1900’s. As of today, it is estimated a mere 500 whales are still alive (Kraus et Al; 2016). The article in question examines current innovation and conservation techniques revolving around the NARW. Its main actors are fishermen and fisheries, regulators such as federal/provincial governments, and researchers of the species themselves. Although it seemed for a time that the population was recovering steadily, recent estimates have concluded that the conservation estimates... [+] Read more
Newfoundland has the highest concentration of moose in the world. This is not a completely natural phenomenon though, as moose are considered an invasive species that were brought to the island for hunting purposes. The combination of abundant food sources and the lack of natural predators have allowed this large animal to flourish. The article Hungry moose upsetting Gros Morne habitat discusses some of the unintended outcomes and issues related to the rise in moose population on the island, with a focus on the changes to the landscape within Gros Morne National Park.
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