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Un grand dauphin de l'océan Indien prépare son repas © Kate Sprogis (Source:
2017 / 04 / 24

How does a predator go about eating an eight-legged prey almost as big as itself?

By Béatrice Riché / Discoveries / Headline

With no hands, how can one get the better of a live eight-armed prey measuring over one metre long equipped with suction cups and capable of suffocating its attacker?...

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News from Afield

  • 2017 / 04 / 20


    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    Belugas, blue whales, humpbacks, minke whales, three species of seals … the variety of marine mammals seen in the past month keeps growing! Spouts around Gaspé In the early morning hours of Ap...

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  • 2017 / 04 / 12

    “My first whales of the season!”

    By Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    These same words were on the lips of a number of observers! Here they are, back in the St. Lawrence after spending the last few months in other parts of the world....

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2017 / 04 / 24

    Studying Whale Breath: New Discoveries and Techniques

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Discoveries

    A Canadian-US research team has undertaken a study on the fungi and bacteria found in the breath of southern resident killer whales (also known as orcas) on the west coast. The discovery of multiple b...

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  • 2017 / 04 / 04 © GREMM

    Amendment to the Marine Activities in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Regulations: greater protection for whales

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Actions

    Reduced speed for all boats in certain areas, prohibition of certain activities, clarification of the definition of disturbance to marine mammals… These are just a few of the amendments made to ...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2017 / 04 / 10

    Where does the Estuary end and the Gulf begin? And what would make a species better adapted to the Gulf than to the Estuary?

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Questions from the public

    When we speak of the St. Lawrence, we often hear the terms “Estuary” and “Gulf”. What do they mean? Where does the Estuary end and the Gulf begin? The St. Lawrence River origin...

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  • 2017 / 04 / 04

    Can a whale be identified by its behaviour?

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga / Questions from the public

    Many researchers identify whales using photo-identification, thus by their physical appearance. But can they identify individuals based on their behaviour? Can one recognize an individuality – a per...

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