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2017 / 07 / 26
A great show in Gaspesie… by René Roy
When you take a whale-watching trip, you need to be lucky to observe a breaching session. To watch two such shows from two different humpbacks in a single afternoon is nothing less than a privilege. O...
2017 / 07 / 19
In Pursuit of the Fin Whale
Last July 13, 2017, I spent my day on the water in search of large rorquals to photograph. The weather was conducive to observing marine mammals: calm water, no fog and a bright sun. And yet, there wa...
2017 / 07 / 19
My Most Faithful Humpback
According to data provided by the Mingan Island Cetacean Study, the humpback whale H626 (MICS catalogue number) – known as Boom Boom River (BBR) in the Mingan and Gaspé sectors and Gaspar in the Es...
2017 / 07 / 14
Who am I?
Teeming with marine life, the St. Lawrence Estuary is a wonderful place. As a research assistant at the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals, I have the opportunity to observe many atypi...
2017 / 07 / 12
With the belugas: Week of June 26, 2017
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 / 06
Are there any beluga nurseries in the St. Lawrence?
Topic of my Master’s project: Investigation of Allomothering in St. Lawrence Belugas For a long time, studies of cetaceans were restricted by the limited views offered by research vessels and la...
2017 / 06 / 30
With the Belugas: Week of June 19, 2017
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 / 06 / 20
With the belugas: the research season 2017 is on!
No sooner do we exit Tadoussac Bay when we spot a herd of belugas between Ilet-aux-Morts and Pointe-Noire. It was almost as if they were waiting for us! Nevertheless, we decide to continue our course,...
2017 / 06 / 07
Minke Whale with Calf and Two Fin Whales… by Renaud Pintiaux
June 2, 2017. Foray off Tadoussac and an exceptional morning observation! According to my information, this is the first one in our sector since… 2003! Near buoy S05 (not far from the mouth of t...
2017 / 06 / 06
The Godbout’s humpback whale: Another milestone reached!
On May 3, the carcass of a young humpback whale was found beached in Godbout. Following sampling for research purposes, the whale carcass was recovered by the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre in Ta...