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Right Whale Mortality Event: Follow the Story Here_

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News Summary
2019 / 06 / 21

Stranded Grey Whales and Stranded Right Whales: Same Difference?

By Marie-Ève Muller / Headline

In early June, the carcass of a female grey whale washes ashore in British Columbia, close to the US border. This is just one of the hundreds of grey whales that have been found up and down the west ...

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News from Afield

  • 2019 / 06 / 21

    Tic Tac Toe, Snowball, Petite Fleur and Leprechaun

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    On the afternoon of June 16 off the coast of Grandes-Bergeronnes, the sea is smooth and silent. Suddenly, two large black backs appear. The whales swim side by side, rise to the surface almost in unis...

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  • 2019 / 06 / 07

    Tiny Fish Fall Prey to Teeth and Baleen

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    Nearshore reports of “large whales” picked up in intensity this week. In Godbout, in Quebec’s Côte-Nord region, humpback whales venture close to shore for a feast of capelin, judging by subsequ...

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2019 / 06 / 20

    Sanctuary for Retired Belugas: A World First

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Actions / Beluga

    Two belugas left an aquarium in Shanghai, China, to fly to Iceland. The two whales are now becoming residents of the world’s first sanctuary for retired whales. The goal: to bring them back to a...

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  • 2019 / 06 / 19

    Right Whale: What is happening in 2019

    By Marie-Ève Muller / En péril-en / Issues

    The North Atlantic right whale is endangered, with an estimated population of only about 400 individuals. The main threats faced by this species are entanglements in fishing gear (ropes) and collision...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2019 / 05 / 16

    Do whales suffer from sunburn?

    By Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Questions from the public

    Unlike other mammals, whales do not have hair to protect their skin. Even if they spend little time at the surface, can whales get sunburn? Mechanism of sunburn Sunburn is caused by ultraviolet (UV) r...

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  • 2019 / 05 / 03

    Are whales’ bones adapted to their diving?

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Questions from the public

    Several species of whales have traits that are well suited to their diving behaviour. For example, the relatively small size of their lungs relative to their body allows them to carry less air when th...

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