World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona: Spotlight on the St. Lawrence!
Some 2,500 biologists, veterinarians, conservationists and wildlife managers from 95 countries are gearing up to gather in Barcelona for the World Marine Mammal Conference from December 9 to 12. Organ...Learn more
News from Afield
2019 / 12 / 09
In Search of the Sperm Whale
November 27: In GREMM’s (Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals) offices in Tadoussac, staff members are busy working on their respective projects. Around 2:30 in the afternoon, the phon...Learn more
2019 / 11 / 28
Dozens of Humpbacks and Thousands Of Seals Linger On
With the short days of November and the appearance of the first ice, observers on the water are growing more scarce. Nevertheless, enthusiasts are braving the cold to see if any whales are still prese...Learn more
News from Near and Afar
2019 / 11 / 28
Whispering and avoiding predators!
A number of studies show that in different species of baleen whales, mothers and their offspring communicate in a very special way: they whisper… Compared to when she communicates with other adu...Learn more
2019 / 10 / 29
Are the blue whales in the St. Lawrence getting enough to eat?
In summer, the St. Lawrence is a feeding ground for a number of blue whales of the northwest Atlantic population. They feed exclusively on krill, consuming up to an estimated four tonnes a day of thes...Learn more
2019 / 11 / 21
What good are whales?
By Anne-Marie Asselin The impact of the global decline of cetaceans is not fully understood, as it has never been quantified. But the recoveries observed in several populations now enables us to bette...Learn more
2019 / 11 / 18
Why do some belugas have turned-up pectoral fins?
This question is from Marie-Hélène D’Arcy, beluga photo-ID technician at the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM). In an aerial photo taken by a research drone, a beluga with...Learn more