Whale portraits

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

  • 2017 / 08 / 21

    Trou

    Par Christine Gilliet – Mots et Marées / Whale portraits

    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

    B324

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Whale portraits

    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”

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Whale portraits

    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»

    Par Michel Martin / Whale portraits

    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...

  • Gauche: Siam, 31 juillet 2012; Droite: Siam, 19 juillet 1981 2017 / 07 / 20

    Siam

    Par GREMM / Whale portraits

    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”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    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

    Par Christine Gilliet – Mots et Marées / Whale portraits

    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

    Caïman

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    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

    Corsaire

    Par Michel Martin / Whale portraits

    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

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    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...