When the carcasses of nine blue whales were spotted in sea ice off the coast of Newfoundland in April, it was an environmental tragedy. Blue whales are endangered all over the world, and only about 240 now live in the western Atlantic Ocean near Canada.
Four kilometres below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean lies the most famous shipwreck in the world.
The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage on April 12, 1912, about 650 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland.
More than 1,500 passengers and crew died after the supposedly “unsinkable” ocean liner hit an iceberg and sank.
In 2010, scientists used sophisticated equipment to take very detailed photographs of the Titanic and the wreck site.
The photos were “stitched together” to provide an incredible visual record of every centimeter of the outside of the ship. Many of the photos will eventually be shown to the public.
Talk about a slow postal system. More than two years ago, Cally Rumbolt’s father put a note in a bottle and set it adrift off the shores of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. This year, Sofi-Ona Hamer fished it out of the North Atlantic Ocean near Scotland. Cally’s dad is a fisherman, and in 2007 and 2008 he sent dozens of notes in bottles overboard in the hopes that someone would find them, and send a note to Cally.