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Brian Keating: New National Marine Reserve near Nunavut

CREDIT: Associated Press

When you think of animal safe-havens -- what comes to mind? In Calgary we have the Inglewood Bird Sancutary. In Canada we have our Provincial and National Parks. Now, thanks to a huge donation from Shell Canada, we are about to add a brand new MARINE reserve off the coast of Nunavut. This news was "music to the ears" of our Homestretch Naturalist, Brian Keating. He joined host Chris dela Torre over the phone this afternoon.


Brian Keating: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Reserve

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PHOTO CREDIT: Warren Arnholtz

This week, Homestretch naturalist Brian Keating joined host Chris dela Torre to talk about his most recent trip to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Reserve near Prince Rupert, B.C.
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Brian Keating: Backyard Babies

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This week, Homestretch naturalist Brian Keating talks about the darling ducklings and their proud mom who have made a home in Brian's backyard. He says there were 9 babies in the nest when he captured these shots, PLUS another 'late' hatchling. It took two hours for that last chick to appear, but mom stuck it out, leaving the other youngsters in a huddle at the base of the nesting tube. Brian says they occasionally went off and behaved like 'whirly-gig' beetles, waiting for their late sibling, only to come back to assume the 'huddle' seen below. Brian shared the story with Chris dela Torre.
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