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Baleine noire juvénile qui ouvre la gueule pour s'alimenter © Georgia DNR, NOAA Permit #15488.
2017 / 07 / 20

Update, July 20 – An eighth Right Whale carcass found

By Josiane Cabana / Headline

The carcass of the third of the six dead right whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in June has recently washed ashore in the Magdalen Islands...

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News from Afield

  • 2017 / 07 / 14

    Diversity of Species and Behaviours to Discover

    By Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    "They come here to eat."... a phrase often repeated by captains and naturalists from the get-go when speaking to the public about migratory whales arriving from the Atlantic to spend the summer months...

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  • 2017 / 07 / 07

    Update July 7: Track is lost from the Nepisiguit River beluga

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga-en / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    Since June 4: we lost track On July 4 in the evening, the GREMM research team did not receive the transmissions of the satellite tag placed on the right flank of the beluga. Hoping for a temporary pro...

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2017 / 07 / 14 © New England Aquarium Les chercheurs de Pêches et Océans, quant à eux, se penchent avec leurs collaborateurs sur les contaminants accumulés dans les tissus des rorquals et sur les causes de mortalités d’espèces en péril. Quant aux phoques, chaque carcasse est documentée dans le but d’identifier l’espèce, l’âge et si possible, la cause de mortalité la plus probable, une tâche.

    Whale Alert App Now Available in French

    By Béatrice Riché / Issues

    Whale Alert, an application developed to reduce the risk of collisions between ships and whales, is now available in French. This application allows those navigating Canadian and US waters of the Atla...

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  • 2017 / 07 / 04 © GREMM

    Whale-watching tours: opportunities to educate and raise awareness?

    By Béatrice Riché / Actions / Discoveries

    A case study in Juneau, Alaska demonstrates the potential of whale-watching tours as an educational and public awareness tool for the protection of whales and the marine environment. This study also r...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2017 / 07 / 13

    How can a beluga survive out of water?

    By Maureen Jouglain / Beluga / Questions from the public

    The rescue operation of the beluga trapped in the Nepisiguit River, New Brunswick, raised the question: how can a marine species survive out of its environment? For the occasion, Whales Online met wit...

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  • 2017 / 06 / 30

    What is the function of the callosities in right whales?

    By Collaboration spéciale / Questions from the public

    A text from Sonia Villalon The callosities in right whales are irregular patches of thickened and keratinized tissues. These tissues are habitat for three species of amphipod crustaceans specializing ...

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