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  • 2017 / 06 / 21

    Making of Film Of Whales, the Moon and Men Designated Historic Event

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga / News from Near and Afar

    The making of the film Of Whales, the Moon and Men (1962) by Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault and Marcel Carrière was designated an “historic event” by the Government of Quebec earlier this month. Iconic work of direct cinema on a global s...

  • 2017 / 06 / 21

    Wanted: Three Dead Right Whales Drifting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

    By Josiane Cabana / Headline / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    The scientific community is concerned: since June 6, three North Atlantic right whale carcases have been reported drifting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence between New Brunswick and the Magdalen Islands. The right whale is one of the most endangered speci...

  • 2017 / 06 / 21

    Supporting Research, one Raspberry Blanche at a Time

    By Maureen Jouglain / Beluga / On the calendar

    Is it possible to drink beer and support St. Lawrence beluga research at the same time? Yes, thanks to Les Bières Béluga Ltée. Their third beer, a summery raspberry-flavoured blanche (wheat beer), is back on the shelves! As with the company’...

  • 2017 / 06 / 20

    With the belugas: the research season 2017 is on!

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Field notes

    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, since if the weather offshore takes a turn for th...

  • Phoques communs © GregTheBusker 2017 / 06 / 16

    Individual Identification Possible, but Far from Easy

    By Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    At the foot of the mountains rising above the Fjord, small groups of harbour seals lie on the rocks. They are observed in their typical "banana" position, in other words, with their head and their rear flippers curved upwards. Through binoculars, it ...

  • 2017 / 06 / 14

    Banned Flame Retardants Still Present in St. Lawrence Belugas

    By Béatrice Riché / Beluga / Discoveries / Issues

    Despite the measures that have been put into place in Canada since 2006 to reduce the concentrations of certain flame retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs) in the environment, these contaminants are still present in the St. Lawrence b...

  • 2017 / 06 / 10

    St. Lawrence Week: Humpback Whale

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Headline

    As part of St. Lawrence Week, Whales Online offers a glimpse of species that have a special meaning for each of our authors. A memory, a photo, a quote, a story. Every encounter with whales leaves an impression. Today, we share our best humpback wha...

  • 2017 / 06 / 09

    St. Lawrence Week: A Tribute to the Whales

    By Marie-Ève Muller / On the calendar

    During the St. Lawrence Week, from June 3 to June 11 2017, Whales Online features every day a different whale species portrait. A souvenir, a quote, pictures, a story. Each encounter with a whale has an impact. Fin Whale, by Marie-Sophie Giroux Minke...

  • Fous de Bassan sur l'île de Bonaventure © East News/Dipanka Sarma/Solent News 2017 / 06 / 09

    Summer Frenzy in the Gulf

    By Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    From a vantage point on Bonaventure Island off the Gaspé Peninsula, a park warden spots two humpback whales on June 7. One of them is small. "A calf," he assumes. The day before, the female humpback Bad Chemistry is seen accompanied by her young in ...

  • 2017 / 06 / 09

    St. Lawrence Week: Beluga

    By GREMM / Headline

     As part of St. Lawrence Week, Whales Online offers a glimpse of species that have a special meaning for each of our authors. A memory, a photo, a quote, a story. Every encounter with whales leaves an impression. Today, Robert Michaud ​​shares ...