2016 / 02 / 26
Animo Meets Up with St. Lawrence Belugas
On February 27, the team from Explora's Animo series takes you on board the Bleuvet to discover, together with the GREMM research crew, the lives and habitat of St. Lawrence belugas....
2016 / 02 / 25
Observations Reduced to a Trickle
February is a quiet period in terms of the presence of whales. Nevertheless, three spouts were reported off Godbout, in addition to reports of seals....
2016 / 02 / 24
Accumulation of Heavy Metals in a Group of Stranded Long-finned Pilot Whales in Scotland
A study by researchers at the University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme, recently demonstrated the phenomenon of bioaccumulation of heavy metals in some...
2016 / 02 / 23
24 St. Lawrence belugas have been adopted!
In late 2014, the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) and its colleagues from the St. Lawrence Beluga Project relaunched the Adopt a Beluga campaign in an effort to raise funds ...
2016 / 02 / 18
Rare Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Found Dead in Nova Scotia
On February 7, Nova Scotia's Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network, the Marine Animal Response Society (MARS), received a report of a live stranded dolphin near Blandford, Nova Scotia. After arrivi...
2016 / 02 / 16
North American Right Whale on Semaine verte Now Online
On February 13, Radio-Canada's Semaine verte presented a chronicle of the fragile North Atlantic right whale, victim of intensive hunting that was practised as early as the 9th century. ...
2016 / 02 / 10
Noisy Seals and Low-Profile Whales
"We could hear their bellowing from our porch," says a Franquelin-based collaborator of News from Afield, referring to the cries of three harp seals thirty metres from the coast. ...
2016 / 02 / 08
St. Lawrence Belugas Declining
DOSSIER UPDATED FEBRUARY 8, 2016 – In 2015, of the 14 carcasses found, four have been confirmed as newborns and two others may also have been newborns, three were females that died while giving bir...
2016 / 02 / 06
Preserving Quiet Habitats… So That They Stay That Way
A number of conservation projects aim to protect critical habitats for marine mammal populations with one of the objectives being to mitigate anthropogenic noise levels. A team of researchers has rece...
2016 / 02 / 05
Are the Great Whales Capable of Crossing the Entire Ocean?
With their imposing size, baleen whales live on an entirely different scale. For these species, migration usually takes place on a north-south axis, as is the case for humpbacks. However, discoveries ...