The Nepisiguit River beluga… off Prince Edward Island
Professional scuba diving students were surprised to be joined by a beluga whale during a dive in Summerside Harbour last week! This species is rarely observed near Prince Edward Island. The news repo...Learn more
News from Afield
2018 / 12 / 13
December 8: Gaspé Bay is glowing in the sun. A balloon-shaped spout erupts from the water surface, followed by a second one. Two black backs swim side by side. A black and white tail appears, then an...Learn more
2018 / 12 / 06
Whales and Seals Amid the Ice Floes
“They’re breaching!” exclaims an innkeeper from Forillon, in the Gaspé Peninsula. It’s December 3 and the week is off to a good start for him: through his window, he observes ...Learn more
News from Near and Afar
2018 / 12 / 13
New status for fin whales: on the road to recovery?
Fin whales may not be the largest of the whales, but they are certainly one of the fastest! This advantage long allowed them to escape the whaler’s harpoon, at least until the 20th century when whal...Learn more
2018 / 12 / 11
The Right Whale Tale: A Year-in-Review (2018)
Once believed to be the “right” whales to hunt, the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population has been plummeting for at least the last eight years. The latest estimat...Learn more
2018 / 11 / 26
Why do cetaceans die?
Just like us, cetaceans (whales, porpoises, and dolphins) have a range of reasons that can lead to mortality. Because of this, when a dead whale washes ashore, finding the cause of death can often be ...Learn more
2018 / 10 / 24
Are there krill in the wintertime?
Yes, there are krill in the St. Lawrence in the wintertime. According to a recent study by Dr. Yvan Simard and Nathalie Roy from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the abundance of krill, in fact, was the h...Learn more