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Un groupe de bélugas © GREMM
23 May 2017

Quantifying the number of belugas in the St. Lawrence

Article by Robert Michaud Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently published the results of the most recent St. Lawrence beluga census, which was conducted in the summer of 2014. The abundance index, calculated from eight visual aerial surveys conducted in August and September, puts the number of belugas in 2014 at approximately 1,600, or nearly twice... Learn more

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10 April 2017

Belugas in Aquariums: a Brief History

On March 9, 2017, the Vancouver Park Board decided to amend its regulations on cetacean captivity. By June, the Board could ban the import and display of live cetaceans in the city’s parks. This decision will affect the Vancouver Aquarium, one of just two Canadian institutions to keep cetaceans in confined pools. At the same... Learn more

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La carcasse de béluga échouée aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine a été documentée par des bénévoles d'Urgences Mammifères Marins © Sébastien Cyr
4 April 2017

Dead beluga beached in Magdalen Islands; a carcass protected by law

The carcass is being eyed by local residents, who would like to recover its bones. However, Section 32 of the Species at Risk Act stipulates that it is prohibited

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