A deep commitment
Irving Oil has a deep-rooted history in Atlantic Canada and along the New England seaboard. And we are now proud to call Ireland home, too. With a deep appreciation for the oceans and ports that connect our business, we’ve partnered with leading researchers at the New England Aquarium for more than two decades to protect our oceans and sea life.
Through the years, our support has enabled scientists to study and protect the North Atlantic right whale – an endangered species with critical habitat areas in the Bay of Fundy, south of Nova Scotia, and along the east coast of the US. We’ve helped bring science, academia, environmental groups and fish harvesters together to take important actions toward saving this species. Together, we’ve produced tangible results, like reducing our plastic waste, maintaining the longest, uninterrupted survey on North Atlantic right whales in the world, and using these data to move shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy to protect North Atlantic right whales from ship strikes.
We also support cutting-edge lab research at the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA, that looks at the internal health of marine mammals in the North Atlantic. The vitality of marine wildlife is a barometer of the health of our oceans. Our partnership to protect right whales through the years has contributed to important data and research methods that are helping to save even more ocean species – like seals, sea turtles and other species of whales.
Meet the New England Aquarium team that shares our passion for protecting marine life.
- Heather, Associate Scientist
- Amy, Senior Scientist
- Elizabeth, Associate Scientist