Fossil of Four-legged, Amphibious Whale Discovered in Peru
The terrestrial ancestors of whales first entered the water some 50 million years ago in the region around India and Pakistan, possibly to protect themselves or to feed. They subsequently spread until...Learn more
News from Afield
2019 / 04 / 18
Grab your binoculars and let’s go!
Tuque, mittens, binoculars, one field guide for birds and another for whales: a couple is gearing up for a road trip to the Gaspé for the long weekend. They are encouraged by the observations that ha...Learn more
2019 / 04 / 04
“First of the Year”
“My first whale for 2019!” exclaims a whale-watching outfitter in the Gaspé Peninsula. His first observation was made through his daughter’s kitchen window on March 31. While taking a break...Learn more
News from Near and Afar
2019 / 04 / 04
Decline in Fin Whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence
Fin whales in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence are in decline, according to a new study published in the periodical Ecology and Evolution. The population is believed to have contracted from 335 indiv...Learn more
2019 / 03 / 27
The St. Lawrence Challenge: Companies Pledge to Reduce Plastic Consumption
The St. Lawrence Challenge is a recognition and commitment program aimed at businesses and recreational tourism establishments that wish to reduce their consumption of plastic. By doing so, they are h...Learn more
2019 / 04 / 12
What is a laryngeal sac?
The laryngeal sac is a structure found in baleen whales, but also in many other mammals, including primates (but not humans!). Lying between the mouth and the trachea, it is a cavity associated with t...Learn more
2019 / 03 / 15
A diver caught in a whale’s mouth?
While feeding at the surface, a Bryde’s whale accidentally snatched up a diver, who found himself, from the waist up, inside the whale’s mouth! At the time of the events, the diver was working...Learn more