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Two more North Atlantic right whales found dead on Newfoundland’s west coast

Two more dead whales have washed ashore on Newfoundland’s west coast. The federal fisheries department says the discoveries bring the total of confirmed North Atlantic right whale deaths to at least nine. The department says one of the animals had not been counted amongst the previous eight right whale carcasses that have been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in recent weeks. Officials didn’t immediately say when the carcasses washed ashore. click here to read the story 20:39

DFO find’s non native shrimp along the shores of Newfoundland’s west coast.

For the second time this year, DFO scientists have discovered a new species in the province’s coastal waters. Baltic shrimp have now found a permanent home in Newfoundland. Specimens have been identified from the Magdalen Islands to York Harbour. “Despite regulation, ballast water controls and for transportation and that kind of stuff coming from other countries, things are slipping through the cracks,” he said. In December, DFO scientists discovered a new species of razor clam based on samples collected,,, Read the rest here  07:33