News Summary

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


    By 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 area directly from the Gaspé Peninsula, where his pr...

  • Baleine noire juvénile qui ouvre la gueule pour s'alimenter © Georgia DNR, NOAA Permit #15488. 2017 / 07 / 20

    Update, July 20 – An eighth Right Whale carcass found

    By Josiane Cabana / Headline

    The carcass of the third of the six dead right whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in June has recently washed ashore in the Magdalen Islands...

  • 2017 / 07 / 19

    In Pursuit of the Fin Whale

    By Sophie Bédard / Field notes

    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 wasn’t a large whale in sight. It was only in ...

  • 2017 / 07 / 19

    My Most Faithful Humpback

    By René Roy / Field notes

    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 Estuary – is the daughter of H166 (Helmet) and was...

  • 2017 / 07 / 14

    Who am I?

    By Mathieu Marzelière / Field notes

    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 atypical behaviours exhibited by the giants of the sea ...

  • 2017 / 07 / 14

    With the Belugas: Week of July 3, 2017

    By Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / Headline

    Identifying  Individual Belugas Belugas are not one of the most easily recognizable whale species. They do not systematically show their tail when they dive like humpbacks, do not show pigment patterns like blue whales, and they completely lack a do...

  • © New England Aquarium Les chercheurs de Pêches et Océans, quant à eux, se penchent avec leurs collaborateurs sur les contaminants accumulés dans les tissus des rorquals et sur les causes de mortalités d’espèces en péril. Quant aux phoques, chaque carcasse est documentée dans le but d’identifier l’espèce, l’âge et si possible, la cause de mortalité la plus probable, une tâche. 2017 / 07 / 14

    Whale Alert App Now Available in French

    By Béatrice Riché / Issues

    Whale Alert, an application developed to reduce the risk of collisions between ships and whales, is now available in French. This application allows those navigating Canadian and US waters of the Atlantic and Pacific to obtain real-time information o...

  • 2017 / 07 / 14

    Diversity of Species and Behaviours to Discover

    By Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    "They come here to eat."... a phrase often repeated by captains and naturalists from the get-go when speaking to the public about migratory whales arriving from the Atlantic to spend the summer months here. ...

  • 2017 / 07 / 13

    How can a beluga survive out of water?

    By Maureen Jouglain / Beluga / Questions from the public

    The rescue operation of the beluga trapped in the Nepisiguit River, New Brunswick, raised the question: how can a marine species survive out of its environment? For the occasion, Whales Online met with Dr. Émilie L. Couture. A member of the Universi...

  • 2017 / 07 / 12

    With the belugas: Week of June 26, 2017

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga-en / Field notes

    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’ “holiday village”, or so the joke goes. When ...