Do whales drink salt water?
Text by Sonia Villalon Despite a few exceptions, pinnipeds and cetaceans do not usually drink. In most cases, water is supplied by the metabolism of prey proteins (metabolic water) and the oxidation...Learn more
News from Afield
2017 / 09 / 15
Movement of Prey Conditions that of Whales
A text from Sonia Villalon Every species has its preferences in terms of prey and this week’s observations are proof: The Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) team observed several large whales t...Learn more
2017 / 09 / 07
Movement in the St. Lawrence
This seems to be the best way to describe the whale season to date. Several humpback whales, possibly as many as in past years, have come to pay a visit to the Estuary. What is different this summer i...Learn more
News from Near and Afar
2017 / 09 / 18
Ancient whales with teeth like lions
Ancient whales had extremely sharp teeth, similar to those of land-based predators such as lions and dingoes, recently discovered researchers...Learn more
2017 / 09 / 04
Reduced speed limits for ships: an effective measure for protecting whales?
In order to protect North Atlantic right whales, the Canadian government has temporarily reduced speed limits for large vessels in parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and its Estuary since August 11. Is...Learn more
2017 / 08 / 28
What is this beluga doing with this piece of wood?
In this video taken in the summer of 2016 off the land-based Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre, a beluga is seen exhibiting curious behaviour. For several minutes it interacts with a ...Learn more
2017 / 08 / 21
Is Montréal’s and Québec City’s wastewater having an impact on whales?
The Montréal region alone produces 2/3 of the wastewater in Quebec. The province’s second most densely populated city, Québec City, also discharges its wastewater into the St. Lawrence. Most w...Learn more