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2017 / 05 / 23
My First Encounter with Pilot Whales
On Saturday, May 13, together with Katy Gavrilchuk and David Gaspard, members of the Mingan Islands Cetacean Study (MICS) team, we set out into Gaspé Bay from the charming fishing port of Anse-à-Bri...
2017 / 05 / 23
Focus: Harbour Seals of the Saguenay Fjord… by Renaud Pintiaux
In the past few days, spotting and locating minke whales and fin whales off the coast of Tadoussac has proven difficult. Perhaps on account of the large tides? That said, I’ll take advantage of ...
2017 / 05 / 15
Exciting First Outing of the Spring… by René Roy
On Friday, May 5, I made my first trip out to sea of the 2017 season. Usually I make this inaugural trip in the Gaspé-Percé region, which is a great area to observe whales arriving from their long m...
2017 / 05 / 10
Offshore Season Kicks Off in Tadoussac!
Since May 1, I finally have the pleasure once again to sail the waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary… to rediscover the saline air, the waves, the wind, the seabirds of spring and the first marine...
2017 / 04 / 14
DL220 off Cap de Bon-Désir!
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...
2017 / 03 / 23
FIRST DAYS OF SPRING IN HAUTE-CÔTE-NORD… BY RENAUD PINTIAUX
March 21, 2017. Afternoon of dream at the Cape of Bon-Désir, near Les Bergeronnes. A river ever so serene. As I let my mind sails with the currents and the outgoing tide, I observe a hundred or so ha...
2017 / 03 / 21
Doing research in winter: here is what happens at the GREMM
In summer, the Bleuvet and BpJAM ply the waters of the St. Lawrence and the Saguenay Fjord to study the various cetaceans of the region. In mid-autumn, once the boats have been taken out of the water,...
2017 / 01 / 26
Still Plenty of Belugas on the Upper North Shore… by Renaud Pintiaux
January 17 and 18: I'm back on the rocks of Cape de Bon-Desir. Once again, it's the belugas that steal the show. ...
2017 / 01 / 11
Start of 2017 in Haute-Côte-Nord: a Fin Whale and a Group of Belugas… by Renaud Pintiaux
The year's off to a great start! January 2: I've no sooner arrived at Cap de Bon-Desir, and, standing on the boulders, I spot a large spout offshore....
2016 / 12 / 08
End of November: Two Humpbacks and a Survivor!… by Renaud Pintiaux
I wait patiently for over an hour. Before leaving, I take one final gaze to the northeast with my binoculars. I see a big tail rise out of the water!...