Introduction

North Atlantic right whales have been roaming the ocean for thousands of years. Over 800 years of extensive hunting for their valuable baleen and oil resulted in a significant decline in their population. Despite being protected internationally since 1935, the species is still hovering on the brink of extinction – only about 400 remain. Along the eastern seaboard of Canada and the United States, North Atlantic right whales are now facing a new threat: the urbanization of the ocean where they feed, socialize, mate, migrate and give birth to their calves 1.

Most of the known individual North Atlantic right whales have been seen at least once in Canadian waters and many are seen every summer and fall. The Bay of Fundy, for instance, is an important feeding and nursery ground where more than 100 right whales are photographed each summer. Roseway Basin off Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence are also important habitats. Canadians have taken a leading role in right whale recovery.

Rightwhale.ca was created to highlight and publicize ongoing conservation and stewardship efforts for right whales in Canadian waters. These measures, implemented to advance species recovery, include actions taken to reduce the potential for collisions between right whales and vessels, and emergency response to free whales entangled in fishing gear. Rightwhale.ca strives to provide scientific information on right whales for policy makers and the general public. For example, this website will be used for the exchange of information among those fishermen and biologists developing modifications to fishing practices to reduce the incidence of entanglement.

The combined support of the Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, the Canadian Whale Institute and the New England Aquarium has made rightwhale.ca possible.

Connecting with Roofing Contractors

rooferscalgaryWhen you have a home, it is important that you properly maintain your properly to ensure that it lasts longer and does not weather away prematurely.  Then again, no matter how much you take care and maintain your property, exposure to the elements mean that one day, you will need to have some parts repaired or even replaced.  When it comes to homes, one of the things that need special attention is the roofing.  This is because the stature of the roof is not something that you can inspect regularly up to a point that you know there is something wrong with your roof is when it begins to leak.

No matter what type of roofing you have, whether it is tiles, shingles, or metal, exposure to the elements means they will eventually get worn and decay.  Once they do, you will need to either have them repaired or replaced.  If you are going to have your roof done, you will need to hire roofing contractors who do and excel in this particular type of trade or construction.  Since the roofing construction of your home is delicate matter, it is important that you hire only professionals for this type of job.

In almost any type of localities anywhere, you will be able to find roofing contractors.  There are even areas where their offices are pooled together, thus making it easy to find roofing contractors whom you can hire.  In fact there are even roofing contractor associations where contractors discuss and attempt to regulate the standards of the services offered by members.  For this reason, if you are looking for a roofing calgary contractor, it would be wise to pick one that is a member of an association as this ensures you that their work meets certain standards.

When you talk with a roofing contractor that is a member of an association, you are certain of peace of mind over the quality of work they do.  Since they are a member of an association, you know they have the qualifications needed as a professional roofing company or contractor, and that they also have the necessary knowledge, training, experience, and license to perform such duties.  The best part about connecting with professional roofing contractors is that you know that they will not rip you off as you are assured that they not only follow certain construction standards, but they also have a certain pricing standards as well.