Stranded Grey Whales and Stranded Right Whales: Same Difference?
In early June, the carcass of a female grey whale washes ashore in British Columbia, close to the US border. This is just one of the hundreds of grey whales that have been found up and down the west ...Learn more
News from Afield
2019 / 06 / 21
Tic Tac Toe, Snowball, Petite Fleur and Leprechaun
On the afternoon of June 16 off the coast of Grandes-Bergeronnes, the sea is smooth and silent. Suddenly, two large black backs appear. The whales swim side by side, rise to the surface almost in unis...Learn more
2019 / 06 / 07
Tiny Fish Fall Prey to Teeth and Baleen
Nearshore reports of “large whales” picked up in intensity this week. In Godbout, in Quebec’s Côte-Nord region, humpback whales venture close to shore for a feast of capelin, judging by subsequ...Learn more
News from Near and Afar
2019 / 06 / 20
Sanctuary for Retired Belugas: A World First
Two belugas left an aquarium in Shanghai, China, to fly to Iceland. The two whales are now becoming residents of the world’s first sanctuary for retired whales. The goal: to bring them back to a...Learn more
2019 / 06 / 19
Right Whale: What is happening in 2019
The North Atlantic right whale is endangered, with an estimated population of only about 400 individuals. The main threats faced by this species are entanglements in fishing gear (ropes) and collision...Learn more
2019 / 05 / 16
Do whales suffer from sunburn?
Unlike other mammals, whales do not have hair to protect their skin. Even if they spend little time at the surface, can whales get sunburn? Mechanism of sunburn Sunburn is caused by ultraviolet (UV) r...Learn more
2019 / 05 / 03
Are whales’ bones adapted to their diving?
Several species of whales have traits that are well suited to their diving behaviour. For example, the relatively small size of their lungs relative to their body allows them to carry less air when th...Learn more