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Rorqual à bosse en alimentation de surface © GREMM
2016 / 07 / 23

It’s All a Matter of Food!

By Josiane Cabana / Headline / Observation of the week

The St. Lawrence River is a large, open-air smorgasbord and observers have noted in recent days that whales are taking full advantage of it...

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News from Afield

  • 2016 / 07 / 19 © GREMM

    With the Belugas: Week of July 4, 2016

    By Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / News from Afield

    The Bleuvet is finally back on the water this week and we have already been able to reconnect with a few immediately recognizable acquaintances...

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  • 2016 / 07 / 14 Biopsie © Mériscope

    Flame Retardants in St. Lawrence Whales

    By Équipe du Mériscope / This week in the Marine Park

    Biopsies will allow us to learn more about the accumulation and effects of halogenated flame retardants (HFR) in beluga and minke whales...

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2016 / 06 / 30 © GREMM

    Drones and Whales

    By Béatrice Riché / Issues

    Recently, whale-watching guides and companies have expressed concerns about drones flying near killer whales. Drones are increasingly popular. But should they be approaching whales?...

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  • 2016 / 06 / 20 © GREMM

    Remarkable Mobilization for the Adoption of the Beluga Animo

    By Béatrice Riché / Actions / Beluga / Beluga-en

    On June 12, 2016, following the broadcast of Animo on ICI Radio-Canada Télé, viewers rallied in large numbers to collectively adopt the eponymously-named St. Lawrence beluga...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2016 / 07 / 20 ©GREMM

    Do Sperm Whales have any Predators?

    By Olivia Capeillere / Questions from the public

    Toothed whales are generally much smaller than baleen whales. However, the sperm whale is a toothed whale that can grow up to 18 metres long and weigh 50 tonnes! Does an animal of this size have preda...

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  • 2016 / 07 / 14 © Archives INESL

    What kind of whaling was practised in the St. Lawrence?

    By Olivia Capeillere / Questions from the public

    Well before the arrival of the first Europeans, the Iroquois practised traditional whaling in the St. Lawrence River. Archaeological studies demonstrated that they mainly hunted harp seals and harbour...

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