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Un parasite qui infeste les chats se trouve aussi chez les bélugas du Saint-Laurent/A parasite that infests cats is also found in the St. Lawrence belugas. © GREMM
2018 / 11 / 19

Does cat poop pose a problem for belugas?

By Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Discoveries / Headline

On cat litter bags is a warning for pregnant women concerning a parasite found in cat feces. What is even more surprising is that this same parasite can also attack belugas. Close to half of all St. L...

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News from Afield

  • 2018 / 11 / 07 Dany Zbinden receives a group on board to introduce them to research work. © Mériscope

    Mériscope: Overview of Minke Whales

    By Marie-Ève Muller / This week in the Marine Park

    A 23-foot orange Zodiac called Narval is used to approach minke whales. On board you will find the Mériscope crew, equipped with binoculars, cameras and a crossbow. Founded in 2001, this independent ...

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  • 2018 / 11 / 01

    A sperm whale, again!

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    We all have our favourite species, including our favourite whales. For our collaborator Renaud Pintiaux, “The sperm whale is a species that fascinates me most in the world.” On October 29,...

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2018 / 11 / 19 Fewer than 30 critically endangered vaquitas remain in the world now. © Paula Olson, NOAA

    It’s Now or Never for the Vaquitas

    By Jasspreet Sahib / Issues

    Latest sightings of calves bring a new hope for the cetacean that is face-to-face with extinction: the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). With less than 30 remaining individuals, collaborative conservation eff...

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  • 2018 / 11 / 19 Conger (BCY0728) was one of the first two humpback whales that the Marine Education and Research Society observed trap-feeding in 2011. © Marine Education and Research Society

    Trap-Feeding: a New Creative Feeding Method

    By Jasspreet Sahib / Discoveries

    Innovation often derives from need. So has been the case for humpback whales off northeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Humpbacks are a generalist-feeder with multiple feeding strategies and...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2018 / 10 / 24

    Are there krill in the wintertime?

    By Jasspreet Sahib / Questions from the public

    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...

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  • 2018 / 10 / 16

    How do whales go on long dives? 

    By Jasspreet Sahib / Questions from the public

    Whales are marine mammals that dive for various reasons, such as: feeding and mating. Their prey are found at varying depths under the water and depending on where in the water column that is, whales ...

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