Welcome to our new web page where you will find information about marine animal species located in the waters surrounding the Maritimes. The website is still under construction and will be updated in the following months. The marine animal response society is a charitable organization dedicated to marine mammal conservation in the Maritime Provinces through education, research and rescue. In order to learn about the marine mammals that use our waters, we rely on volunteers, institutions, government agencies and industry to help us document all incidents of live and dead marine mammals in the Maritime Provinces.
March 31, 2013: A pygmy sperm whale washed ashore in Kelly’s Cove, near Yarmouth. Due to it’s advanced decomposition state, most of the skin had sloughed off. Althought the range of this species extends to Nova Scotia, it is relatively uncommon in our waters, with only a few reported strandings over the last decade. At just under 3 meters long, this animal was most likely a young adult.
March 24, 2013: A juvenile striped dolphin washed ashore in Prospect, NS. This species is generally found offshore and in warmer waters. There was no indication of cause of death.
March 9, 2013: A juvenile harbour porpoise washed ashore in Lower Canard, NS, on the Bay of Fundy. A necropsy will be conducted later this summer to look for a cause of death.
Jan 2013: We were recently featured in a CBC Land & Sea episode. For those that are interested, please follow the link below.