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News Summary
2018 / 09 / 11

Wave of Solidarity for Belugas

By Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga-en / Headline

The summer of 2018 has seen a succession of announcements for investments and new projects designed to better understand and protect belugas. Because it is important to take the time to celebrate our ...

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News from Afield

  • 2018 / 09 / 18


    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    With a hesitation in her step, she walks down the ramp to the boat launch in the Tadoussac marina, where a Zodiac is waiting for her. “It’s steep, be careful,” the captain warns her. Holdin...

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  • 2018 / 09 / 07

    September Blues

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    Just before students head back to school and knitting season returns, the long Labour Day weekend has allowed thousands of vacationers to flock to the North Shore and Gaspé regions. And the whales we...

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2018 / 09 / 17

    Opening of the Northwest Passage: Marine Mammals at Risk

    By Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Beluga / Issues

    With Arctic shipping routes increasingly used by merchant shipping, an ice-free Arctic Ocean could put the resistance and adaptability of marine mammals to the test. Ship strikes and increased light a...

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  • 2018 / 09 / 07

    Cleanup of “Seventh Continent” Set to Begin

    By Béatrice Riché / Actions

    On September 8, The Ocean Cleanup project will deploy its first floating system designed to capture waste in the waters of the North Pacific. Over the next six months, some 30 horseshoe-shaped floate...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2018 / 09 / 04

    Whaling: Do whales hunted in the Nordic countries visit the St. Lawrence?

    By Béatrice Riché / Questions from the public

    Are the cetaceans targeted by Icelandic or Norwegian whalers the same ones as those that visit us year after year? (Part 3 of 3 of the “Whaling” Series) The fin whales that visit the St. Lawre...

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  • 2018 / 08 / 21

    What Good is Whale Poo?

    By Célia Baratier / Questions from the public

    In summer, whales find themselves in the St. Lawrence to stock up on food. Krill and fish are on the cetaceans’ menu. Of course, once it’s all digested, they evacuate what they no longer need! Wha...

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