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  • 2018 / 01 / 11

    White Spouts in a White Landscape

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    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

    Par Béatrice Riché / Discoveries / Headline

    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...

  • 2018 / 01 / 09

    The humpbacks of Mazatlan… by René Roy

    Par René Roy / Field notes

    Thursday, January 4, 2018: while a weather bomb is pummelling Quebec, I have an appointment at 7:30 in the morning with Oscar Guzon of Onca Explorations in Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. I ...

  • 2017 / 12 / 19

    Whales on the Big Screen

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / On the calendar

    The Whale Online team has compiled a list of its favourite films and TV series for a home theatre session with whale enthusiasts in mind. Classics Free Willy (1993) After vandalizing a theme park, Jes...

  • 2017 / 12 / 19

    Do Dolphins get Alzheimer’s?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Discoveries

    For the first time, a study has shown clear signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a wild animal: the dolphin. Both dolphins and humans have a long post-productive lifespan, and Alzheimer’s disea...

  • 2017 / 12 / 18

    Does social hierarchy exist in belugas?

    Par Stéphanie Tremblay / Beluga / Questions from the public

    Most of the time, belugas are observed in groups of multiple individuals; rarely are they seen alone. Since they live in groups, a certain social organization reigns. Does this mean that there is a hi...

  • 2017 / 12 / 14

    Rediscover a summer holiday spot in a frozen but still inhabited setting

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    After long hours spent this past summer scanning the open sea for whales and pointing them out to visitors, an employee of the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) sets foot in Tadoussac for the...

  • 2017 / 12 / 08

    Gifts that keep on giving!

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / On the calendar

    The holiday season is fast approaching! With it comes the conundrum of brainstorming for gift ideas. That said, Whales Online would like to offer a few suggestions related to the theme of marine mamma...

  • 2017 / 12 / 06

    Tips and Tricks for Recognizing Species

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    “On December 3, I spotted two whales off Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé,” writes in one observer, delighted to be seeing whales in December. What species could it be? Not such a simple questio...

  • 2017 / 12 / 06

    Drilling near the St. Lawrence: a threat to marine mammals?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Issues

    Between now and Christmas, the Government of Quebec is hoping to put into place a regulatory framework for hydrocarbon exploitation in Quebec. Draft regulations for the implementation of the Petroleum...