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News Summary
2019 / 10 / 04

Do blue whales serenade their partners?

By Marie-Ève Muller / Headline

For four decades, research on blue whale behaviour has been trying to unravel the mysteries of their reproduction. A bit like the tip of an iceberg, it is possible to observe fin whales on the surface...

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News from Afield

  • 2019 / 10 / 17

    Pilot whales?

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    Two observers, one in Les Escoumins (north shore), the other in Baie-des-Sables (south shore), asked the following question this week: “Is it possible that I might have seen long-finned pilot whales...

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  • 2019 / 10 / 03

    Autumn is for Humpbacks

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    Seven black-and-white tails rise into the air one after the other before disappearing into the dark river. “It’s a ballet of tails,” exclaims GREMM’s lead naturalist on September 28. Another t...

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2019 / 10 / 03

    Activist Greta Thunberg Meets with GREMM

    By Marie-Ève Muller / News from Near and Afar

    On September 30, leading climate activist Greta Thunberg accompanied the scientific research team of the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) aboard the Bleuvet, the organization...

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  • 2019 / 09 / 11 Femelle grand dauphin accompagnée de sa fille biologique et d'un jeune péponocéphale.

    Extremely rare adoption by a dolphin

    By Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Discoveries

    In 2014, in French Polynesia, a female bottlenose dolphin nicknamed “Thaïs” is observed with her first calf. Two months later, a newborn male melon-headed whale, also known as a melon-headed dolp...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2019 / 08 / 28

    What does a blue whale use its tongue for?

    By Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Questions from the public

    Blue whales have a huge tongue that weighs as much as an elephant. In addition to the sense of taste, this organ is also involved in engulfing large volumes of water, a filter-feeding technique specif...

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  • 2019 / 07 / 29

    Do Planes and Helicopters Disturb Whales?

    By Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Questions from the public

    Whales are particularly sensitive to noise, whether human-made or natural. Noise can interfere with their communication and affect their behaviour. So, can planes and helicopters flying over their hab...

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