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Right Whale Mortality Event: Follow the Story Here_

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2019 / 02 / 08

Climate bill to give whales a little boost?

By Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga / Headline

A few days before Christmas, the Pact for Transition offered a “climate anti-deficit” bill to Quebec Premier François Legault. This bill aims to force present and future governments to respect Qu...

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News from Afield

  • 2019 / 02 / 15

    Godbout is where the action is!

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    A tiny village of just over 300 inhabitants, Godbout is located in the Côte-Nord (North Shore) region between Baie-Comeau and Baie-Trinité. This municipality is best known for its ferry that connect...

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  • 2019 / 02 / 08

    February Blues

    By Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    It was a perfect day for whale-watching. Light winds, calm sea, light conditions that were neither blinding nor too dim. Off the coast of Gallix, a spout rises high and straight, followed by a long, d...

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News from Near and Afar

  • 2019 / 02 / 08

    Right Whales: Similar Measures for 2019

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

    The North Atlantic right whale protection measures for 2019 have been announced, and will include measures better suited to the fishing industry, as well as constant monitoring efforts similar to last...

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  • 2018 / 12 / 14 Valeria Vergara has been able to identify 28 different call types of belugas, with a particularly distinct broadband rapid pulse train type called a contact call. Mothers and calves predominantly use these calls and so do others in need of group cohesion. © GREMM

    Putting a Face to a Call: Identifying Belugas Acoustically

    By Jasspreet Sahib / Discoveries

    A herd of belugas breaks through the surface of the water as their squawks, chirps, whistles and grunts fill the surroundings below – it becomes clear why they are nicknamed “canaries of the s...

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Whale Q&A

  • 2019 / 02 / 06 Un béluga est à la surface et sa bouche est ouverte.

    Do whales have baby teeth?

    By Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Questions from the public

    Humans have two generations of teeth: deciduous teeth (from the Latin “to fall”) – also called “baby teeth” – and permanent teeth. Known as diphyodontia, this phenomenon is...

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  • 2019 / 02 / 06 Trois bélugas de différentes couleur à la surface : un blanc et deux gris de teinte différente.

    How do they determine the age of whales?

    By Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Questions from the public

    Estimating the age of marine mammals is more complex than one might think. Few reliable techniques exist to determine the age of whales, at least in the case of living specimens. Yet it is an essentia...

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