• The team of Université de Montréal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine prepares to conduct the necropsy of an adult male beluga © GREMM 2017 / 10 / 04

    From the Sea to the Lab: The Journey of a Beluga Carcass (2/3)

    Par Josiane Cabana / Beluga-en / Headline

    From Necropsy to Microscope Last week, we tracked the journey of a female beluga from drifting offshore to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Université de Montréal. This week, discover the n...

  • 2017 / 09 / 29

    With the Belugas: Week of September 18, 2017

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga-en / Field notes

    This week, we are giving the floor to Alexandre Bernier-Graveline, UQAM Master’s candidate in bioaccumulation and the effects of environmental contaminants on the beluga population of the St. La...

  • 2017 / 09 / 21


    Par Équipe BED / Beluga-en

    Its field marks Artsea’s crest is recognizable from both sides by its two large jagged gashes. On the left flank there is a black spot where the two gashes end. Her right flank shows a white lin...

  • 2017 / 08 / 18

    (Tadoussac Summer Community)

    Par Équipe BED / Adopt-en / Beluga-en

    Its field marks DL0553 can be identified by a small crescent-shaped scar on her right flank. On her dorsal crest are also a few small notches that can be used to confirm her identity. Life history Our...

  • 2017 / 08 / 09

    Let’s Talk Whales! Online consultation on endangered whales

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga-en / On the calendar

    With Let’s Talk Whales, the Government of Canada is launching a comprehensive online public consultation on protective measures to implement for the recovery of three cetacean species classified as ...

  • 2017 / 07 / 12

    With the belugas: Week of June 26, 2017

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga-en / Field notes

    Belugas of Baie Sainte-Marguerite Baie Sainte-Marguerite is probably one of the most enigmatic places within the St. Lawrence beluga population’s summer range. This is the belugas’ “...

  • 2017 / 07 / 07

    Update July 7: Track is lost from the Nepisiguit River beluga

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga-en / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    Since July 4: we lost track On July 4 in the evening, the GREMM research team did not receive the transmissions of the satellite tag placed on the right flank of the beluga. Hoping for a temporary pro...

  • 2017 / 06 / 30

    With the Belugas: Week of June 19, 2017

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga-en / Field notes

    Rolling the Dice After a first week spent in the upstream sector on the north shore side, the week of June 19 unfolded mostly in the company of belugas frequenting the Saguenay River and its mouth. St...

  • 2017 / 04 / 14

    DL220 off Cap de Bon-Désir!

    Par Renaud Pintiaux / Beluga-en / Field notes

    April 10, 2017. Back on the rocks of Cap de Bon-Désir. Rather quickly, I spot with my binoculars a herd of belugas far to the northwest, heading full speed along the coast to the northeast. These bel...

  • 2016 / 10 / 04


    Par Équipe BED / Beluga-en

    Her field marks Dorothy has multiple distinctive marks on her left side and a clean notch in the centre of her dorsal ridge. She is, however, difficult to recognize from her right side. Life history O...