2016 / 01 / 29
Seals on the Ice: Cause for Concern?
Since the beginning of winter, Marine Mammal Emergencies has received reports of seals on the ice in the Gaspé region, Rivière-du-Loup and farther upstream, in the Portneuf and even Sainte-Anne-de-S...
2016 / 01 / 29
Breaching: Energy-Intensive but Beneficial for Diving
Myoglobin carries and stores oxygen in the muscles of vertebrates. It is particularly abundant in marine mammals and is believed to be the key to their exceptional diving abilities. A team of research...
2016 / 01 / 22
Harp Seals Attracting Attention
They appear in the form of black bubbles at the water surface. Adult harp seals give the impression of wearing a black hood and have a silvery coat with a broad, harp-shaped black band on their back, ...
2016 / 01 / 21
Do Whales have Language?
Strictly speaking, a language implies syntax in which word order determines meaning. Studies conducted on dolphins in captivity have shown that these animals were able to understand the syntax of huma...
2016 / 01 / 20
A Little Spy to Track a Large Cetacean
Update – January 20, 2016: Return to Northern Waters and Media Coverage of the Project!...
2016 / 01 / 19
Belugas on the Move
Update, January 19, 2016: Theories as to Why the Project was not as Successful as Expected
Robert Michaud discusses the theories that might shed some light on why the satellite tag project was not as conclusive as we had anticipated ...
2016 / 01 / 18
Braving the Cold
This temperature won't prevent ice fishing enthusiasts from kicking off the season! Prerequisite for this activity: the ice on the water has to be thick enough to be able to drive on it, set up a shel...
2016 / 01 / 12
Do blue whales have any predators?
Measuring some twenty metres long and weighing around 100 tonnes, what predator "dares" to attack the largest animal on the planet? The killer whale is one of the only predators of the blue whale. ...
2016 / 01 / 07
Boat Speed Noise Responsible for Disturbance of Killer Whales
The speed of boats travelling in the vicinity of killer whales is believed to be the greatest factor affecting ambient noise levels. Such was the finding of a team of US researchers who have worked wi...
2016 / 01 / 06
Marine Mammal Emergencies Needs You!
Do you live near the St. Lawrence? Do you enjoy walking on its shores? Do you have a flexible schedule and a desire to contribute in your own way to a science project that has been continuing for over...