2018 / 03 / 12
Are seals “chatterboxes”?
Before tackling this question, here are a few tidbits regarding our St. Lawrence whales. Between 30 and 50 belugas were seen swimming off Les Bergeronnes on February 27: mainly white individuals accom...
2018 / 03 / 11
An Elusive Species Faces Extinction
Researchers are sounding the alarm to prevent the imminent disappearance of the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale. “This mammal is at risk of being the first baleen whale to go extinct since th...
2018 / 01 / 29
Stopping the Flow of Plastics into the Ocean
Last week, the European Commission unveiled its strategy for reducing the amount of plastic waste landfilled and discharged into the sea. Its goal is for all packaging to be reusable or recyclable by ...
2018 / 01 / 26
Youth Programs for Environmental and Conservation Awareness
Are you interested in a career focused on the environment, wildlife conservation and awareness of your country’s natural heritage? A number of programs offer a variety of internship and voluntee...
2018 / 01 / 24
New Fishery Management Measures in Effort to Curb Right Whale Mortality
Four new management measures for the snow crab fishery have been announced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Dominic LeBlanc with the aim of lowering the risk of entanglements for North Atlantic...
2018 / 01 / 19
Amphibious Mammals along the North Shore
The lives of seals are split between the sea and the land. Excellent swimmers, they hunt their prey under water with ease. They are built to purpose: streamlined body, webbed feet, absence of external...
2018 / 01 / 18
Have Whales Ever Gotten Trapped by the Ice in the St. Lawrence Estuary?
To date, no such incident has ever been recorded within the boundaries of the St. Lawrence Estuary. The Estuary extends from Île d’Orléans, where the fresh water of the St. Lawrence River and ...
2018 / 01 / 15
Right Whale Mortalities: Speed Limit Lifted in Gulf and New Necropsy Report
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...
2018 / 01 / 11
White Spouts in a White Landscape
On the afternoon of January 8, an observer is driving down the “Whale Route” toward Sept-Îles. Upon her arrival at Godbout, at the confluence of the river of the same name, she parks her ...
2018 / 01 / 11
What NASA Data Can Tell Us About Mass Strandings
Solar storms are not the primary cause of mass cetacean strandings in Cape Cod Bay, claims a new study conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Bureau of Ocean Energ...