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© Robert Michaud
2016 / 08 / 27

News from Afield Map, August 17 to 24, 2016

By Josiane Cabana / Headline / Observation of the week

A tightly knit network of experienced observers who live according to the rhythm of the St. Lawrence throughout the year. On the waves or on shore, they scan the horizon with passion and patience...

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News from Afield

  • 2016 / 08 / 25 © GREMM


    By Josiane Cabana / Observation of the week

    It seems that late August is bringing its fair share of unique moments to observers on the St. Lawrence....

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  • 2016 / 08 / 24 Salutations de Quill © René Roy

    Fins to the Sky

    By Josiane Cabana / Observation of the week

    When whales surface, they show only one twentieth of their body. Occasionally, much to the delight of observers, whales display more of their bodies...

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2016 / 08 / 25 © GREMM

    Boater Awareness

    By Béatrice Riché / Actions / Beluga

    The Quebec boaters society reminds recreational boaters of the rules to follow when observing St. Lawrence belugas...

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  • 2016 / 07 / 28 © GREMM

    Belugas Entrusted to Quebec Premier and Canadian Prime Minister

    By Josiane Cabana / Actions / Beluga / Issues

    Mr. Michaud, GREMM scientific director, requests that the two governments work together and without delay to establish these acoustic shelters that Delphi, Leucas and their families so urgently need....

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Whale Q&A

  • 2016 / 08 / 13 © GREMM

    Do humpbacks form clans?

    By Camille Bégin-Marchand / Questions from the public

    Associations between individuals of the same species are well documented in toothed whales. Indeed, the formation of social "clans" has been studied most notably in sperm whales, killer whales and bel...

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  • 2016 / 07 / 31 © GREMM

    Can whales survive in fresh water?

    By Olivia Capeillere / Questions from the public

    Cetaceans are marine mammals, which are adapted to living in the salt waters of the various seas and oceans of the world. They metabolize the proteins and fat reserves of their prey into water, their ...

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