Whale portraits

Every week from June to September, we feature the portrait of a whale identified in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.

  • 2017 / 10 / 20

    Bp913

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, October 20, 2017 By Marie-Sophie Giroux Bp913 was photographed in early September this year. Despite what his faithfulness to the Estuary might sugges...

  • 2017 / 10 / 12

    H725, a.k.a. “High Heels”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, October 13, 2017 This animal is seen on September 6. Her “face” remains a mystery until she passes under the watchful eye of a member of th...

  • 2017 / 10 / 05

    H753, a.k.a. “Bad Chemistry”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, October 6, 2017 Identified by the Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) team and the third humpback after Tic Tac Toe and Tingley to make an incursion in...

  • 2017 / 10 / 05

    Giant Losses

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Topic of the hour / Whale portraits

    Each of them had their own story. Researchers at the New England Aquarium knew each of their distinctive markings, their family tree, and their favourite hangouts. Here is the story of nine of the car...

  • Caïman et son baleineau, 2017 © GREMM 2017 / 09 / 29

    Caïman

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    From the bulletin Portrait de baleines, September 29, 2017 With the notch at the base of her dorsal fin, Caïman has several look-alikes, including U2 and Bp086. It is the irregular contours of the t...

  • 2017 / 09 / 21

    Ba001, a.k.a. “Béatrice”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, September 22, 2017 In 2011, Mériscope begins compiling all the minke whale photos it has shot since 2001 in order to catalogue them. An enormous under...

  • 2017 / 09 / 13

    H277, a.k.a. “Tingley”

    Par Audrey Tawel-Thibert / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, September 15, 2017 The arrival of a female humpback accompanied by a first-year calf intrigued captains and naturalists: after doing a little homework,...

  • 2017 / 09 / 07

    B082, or “Crinkle”

    Par Audrey Tawel-Thibert / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, September 8, 2017 A blue whale with withered skin was spotted on August 26 in the Marine Park: Crinkle is back! Unsurprisingly, this name refers to t...

  • 2017 / 09 / 01

    Narwhal (Monodon monceros)

    Par Maureen Jouglain / Whale portraits

    Whale Portraits: Vol. 16, Issue 10 For this issue, we push the boundaries of the typical Whale Portraits content on the occasion of the confirmed presence of a special visitor: the stray narwhal spott...

  • 2017 / 08 / 27

    B103, a.k.a. “Chameau”

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Whale portraits

    Taken from Whales Portrait, August 25, 2017 A text by Audrey Tawel-Thibert The famous Chameau (B103) is back! Recognizable at first glance, this female suffers from a lordosis-like deformity character...