Do blue whales serenade their partners?
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...Learn more
News from Afield
2019 / 10 / 17
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...Learn more
2019 / 10 / 03
Autumn is for Humpbacks
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...Learn more
News from Near and Afar
2019 / 10 / 03
Activist Greta Thunberg Meets with GREMM
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...Learn more
2019 / 09 / 11
Extremely rare adoption by a dolphin
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...Learn more
2019 / 08 / 28
What does a blue whale use its tongue for?
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...Learn more
2019 / 07 / 29
Do Planes and Helicopters Disturb Whales?
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...Learn more