2017 / 08 / 28
What is this beluga doing with this piece of wood?
In this video taken in the summer of 2016 off the land-based Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre, a beluga is seen exhibiting curious behaviour. For several minutes it interacts with a ...
2017 / 08 / 27
Narwhal Still Amongst St. Lawrence Belugas
At a time when identity and immigration issues are tormenting Quebec and the rest of the planet, a fresh wind is blowing across the St. Lawrence. The stray young narwhal observed last summer in the St...
2017 / 07 / 31
WITH THE BELUGAS: WEEKS OF JULY 10 and 17, 2017
Our team began to see the first calves of the year several weeks ago already, but in the past two weeks, we have been encountering them in almost every herd, and even up to five in a single herd! When...
2017 / 07 / 27
Good navigation practices for Beluga conservation
In this beluga calving season, Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s “Show you care, keep your distance!” awareness campaign reminds us of the navigation practices to follow in the presence ...
2017 / 07 / 14
With the Belugas: Week of July 3, 2017
Identifying Individual Belugas Belugas are not one of the most easily recognizable whale species. They do not systematically show their tail when they dive like humpbacks, do not show pigment patter...
2017 / 07 / 13
How can a beluga survive out of water?
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...
2017 / 06 / 21
Making of Film Of Whales, the Moon and Men Designated Historic Event
The making of the film Of Whales, the Moon and Men (1962) by Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault and Marcel Carrière was designated an “historic event” by the Government of Quebec earlier this...
2017 / 06 / 21
Supporting Research, one Raspberry Blanche at a Time
Is it possible to drink beer and support St. Lawrence beluga research at the same time? Yes, thanks to Les Bières Béluga Ltée. Their third beer, a summery raspberry-flavoured blanche (wheat beer), ...
2017 / 06 / 14
Banned Flame Retardants Still Present in St. Lawrence Belugas
Despite the measures that have been put into place in Canada since 2006 to reduce the concentrations of certain flame retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs) in the environment, these co...
2017 / 05 / 23
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, calc...