2015 / 11 / 30
Biography of Frédéric Back
Author Hélène Jasmin recently compiled this biography (in French) about the famous filmmaker who passed away in 2013 and great friend of St. Lawrence belugas and the GREMM....
2015 / 11 / 25
Belugas on the Move
Video Clip Presenting the Project: Stunning Footage
This project and how it has unfolded to date are presented in this video clip by Yannick Rose © Productions Novo Media 2014; amazing images of belugas and researchers in action! ...
2015 / 11 / 24
A Rewarding Stroll
On the afternoon of November 18, a News from Afield collaborator and Gaspé Bay whale-watching employee in summers ends his working day with a walk around this bay. The hike is well worth it! He disco...
2015 / 11 / 20
Do whales use vocal cords to produce sound?
The structures responsible for sound production differ between toothed whales and baleen whales, but exactly how they work remains poorly understood....
2015 / 11 / 20
A second beer for the adoption of AL by Les Bières Bélugas Ltée
Anticipated announcement: the second in a series of three beers developed by the team from Les Bières Bélugas Ltée is now available in the Greater Montréal and Québec City regions. This time, it ...
2015 / 11 / 19
What do Belugas Teach Us about the St. Lawrence and about Ourselves? (7/8)
Beluga stories: this is the seventh episode of the transcript of the training lecture given by Robert Michaud at the CIMM on June 22, 2015. In this text and audio episode: the biologist answers questi...
2015 / 11 / 16
Right Whale Festival, November 21, 2015
Held in Jacksonville, Florida, this festive rendez-vous celebrates the impending return of North Atlantic right whales to the coastal waters of Florida and Georgia. Indeed, these warm waters are the m...
2015 / 11 / 13
New Information on Extremely Rare Omura’s Whales
Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai), formerly considered to be a "pygmy form" of the Bryde's whale, was recognized as a full species in 2003. This fall, an international team published the re...
2015 / 11 / 12
Building Energy Reserves
Whales are being seen all along the St. Lawrence this November. What are they doing still here? Well, the whales are taking advantage of food resources and stocking up on fats in anticipation of the w...
2015 / 11 / 08
At What Age do Belugas Begin to Feed on Fish?
A beluga mother typically nurses her offspring for 18 months. At that point, the calf's teeth are very small or non-existent. The mother can continue nursing up to thirty months, until the young is ab...