Every week from June to September, we feature the portrait of a whale identified in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.
2017 / 08 / 21
From the bulletin Whale Portraits, August 18, 2017 At last, fin whales are being seen more regularly in the Marine Park! Among them was Bp059, photo-ID’d off Cap de Bon-Désir between Les Berger...
2017 / 08 / 10
From the bulletin Whale Portraits, August 11, 2017 A text by Audrey Tawel-Thibert On July 30, our research assistant snapped a photo of the blue whale B324. Ever since she was first encountered in 199...
2017 / 08 / 03
B197, or “Pleiades”
From the bulletin Whale Portraits, August 4, 2017 A text by Audrey Tawel-Thibert A column-shaped spout over six metres high, a body reaching up to a phenomenal 27 metres and bluish-gray in colour with...
2017 / 07 / 28
Bp942, or «Piton»
From the bulletin Whale Portraits, July 28, 2017 A portrait written by Audrey Tawell-Thibert Faithful to the Estuary since 2010 and described in the latest edition of the Large Rorquals of the Saguena...
2017 / 07 / 20
Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, July 19, 2017 A text from Audrey Tawell-Thibert After having been absent from the Estuary sector since 2012, Siam (H007) is back! He arrived in our are...
2017 / 07 / 07
Bp955, a.k.a. “Ti-Croche”
Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, July 7, 2017 Last summer, an unknown fin whale made a noteworthy entrance into the Estuary. Its hook-shaped dorsal fin sparked a wave of general hope a...
2017 / 07 / 03
Tic Tac Toe
Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, July 7, 2017 By Audrey Tawel-Thibert For this first issue, who could be better than Tic Tac Toe, an “old” acquaintance of captains and natur...
2016 / 09 / 10
From the bulletin Portrait de baleines, September 10, 2016 The well-known Caïman enters the Marine Park at last. This female fin whale differs from other individuals by its dorsal fin, the tip of wh...
2016 / 09 / 03
Corsair is a female that can be recognized by her rather unique S-shaped right chevron. Her dorsal fin is quite sharp and pointed. From the left side, she can be identified by subtle scarring behind h...
2016 / 08 / 14
Punctuation (#1281) and #3157
From the bulletin Whale Portraits, August 12, 2016 This week, exceptionally, we are publishing a column on right whales. Two individuals were observed in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park on Satur...