2015 / 07 / 31
Looking for whales with our ears
At Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, some thirty fin whales are present, both "known" faces and newcomers. Are they easy to spot? More or less, as there is a thick shroud of fog as well. To succeed, we must us...
2015 / 07 / 30
Three Beluga Carcasses Added to Year’s Tally
Prior to the two incidents reported last July 25, six belugas had been found dead since the beginning of the year, including one female that succumbed to dystocia (calving difficulties)....
2015 / 07 / 27
Which Cetacean Species are Extinct?
At the present time, there are very few extinct whales, although some – described later in this article – have not been observed for several years or are very limited in number....
2015 / 07 / 26
With the Belugas: Week of July 20
We are in the 4th week of field work for the St. Lawrence beluga behavioural study. We have gone out on the water on two days during which we logged 9 hours of observations for 15 hours at sea....
2015 / 07 / 23
Large herds of gray seals off Tadoussac are attracting increasing attention. Fin whales are also congregating. On July 19, not far offshore from Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, the Mingan Island Cetacean Stu...
2015 / 07 / 22
A Whiskery Creature in La Baie
July 20, 2015: Long whiskers appear on the water surface; a bearded seal startles a photographer at the marina in the town of La Baie on the Saguenay....
2015 / 07 / 20
How do Killer Whales around the World Hunt?
Killer whales are masters in the art of predation. Like a pack of wolves, they coordinate, communicate and work in teams to hunt and trap their prey. They know how to exploit their environment to incr...
2015 / 07 / 20
Beluga Calving Season Off to a Bad Start
It is usually in mid-July that the first newborn beluga sightings are recorded, often initially by GREMM team members who study these animals in their habitat on a daily basis. That's precisely what h...
2015 / 07 / 19
With the Belugas: Week of July 13
In the course of three days at sea, as part of our behavioural study project on St. Lawrence belugas, we logged 13 hours of observation. We began by exploring the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord as far up...
2015 / 07 / 18
Les bières Bélugas Limitées: supporting the adopt a beluga campaign
The first of a series of three beers brewed by Les Bières Bélugas Ltée has been available on the shelves of some fifty stores in Montréal and Québec City since May 27 and is now distributed by th...