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2016 / 06 / 23

Observations by the Ton

By Josiane Cabana / Headline / Observation of the week

Observers at sea and on land are excited : the St. Lawrence River is teeming with life, whales are present throughout the St. Lawrence and the diversity of marine mammals is remarkable...

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News from Afield

  • 2016 / 06 / 20 © Michelle Boudreau

    Final Journey of a Sowerby’s Beaked Whale

    By Josiane Cabana / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    A rare Sowerby's beaked whale, which was reported to 1-877-7baleine on June 13 on a shore in the Gaspé Peninsula, washed out with the tide and was found again in New Brunswick...

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  • 2016 / 06 / 17 Le Saint-Laurent © NASA/Chris Hadfield

    News from Afield Map, June 9 to 15, 2016

    By Josiane Cabana / 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 Near and Afar

  • 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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  • 2016 / 06 / 14 Marsouin commun / Harbor porpoise © GREMM

    Study Reveals Exceptional Efficiency of a Small Marine Hunter

    By Béatrice Riché / Discoveries

    The harbour porpoise feeds day and night, aiming to capture up to 550 small fish per hour, with a success rate of over 90%...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2016 / 06 / 23 © GREMM

    Does Watching Belugas from a Kayak Disturb Them?

    By Josiane Cabana / Beluga / Questions from the public

    There is a common misconception that a kayak has no effect on belugas and other whales because it is a craft that does not emit any noise...

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  • 2016 / 06 / 09 Photo: GREMM

    What makes whales breach?

    By Josiane Cabana / Scientists take the floor

    Whales have been seen jumping completely out of the water – or breaching – in the St. Lawrence Estuary, a behaviour that raises questions!...

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