2018 / 04 / 20
Seals by the hundreds, seabird numbers on the rise and belugas between island and mountains
Our collaborator from Pointe-des-Monts confirms: “no whales in sight, but there were “sea wolves” by the ton!” speaking of his observations from last weekend (April 14-15). His...
2018 / 04 / 17
Earth Day 2018: We all take a bit of the blame
Earth Day will be celebrated around the world on April 22. In Quebec, the tone is more severe than in previous years: “We all take a bit of the blame”. Gone are the days when you could poi...
2018 / 04 / 13
Silhouettes of All Colours
April 11: Young grays and white adults are scattered around the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord. “At last,” sighs one employee of the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM)...
2018 / 04 / 13
Belugas: First Carcass for 2018 and Recap of 2017
On March 26, the first beluga carcass of 2018 was reported to 1-877-7baleine at Coin-du-Banc in the Gaspé Peninsula. The carcass was whole, but in a state of advanced decomposition, as is often the...
2018 / 04 / 04
It’s snowing on the whales!
The most recent snowfalls this past week give the impression that winter will never end and that spring is reluctant to make its first appearance. This may be the case on dry land, but out at sea, the...
2018 / 04 / 03
Federal Government Announces New Protective Measures for Right Whales
The year 2017 was a particularly grim year for right whales. A total of 17 carcasses were discovered in the North Atlantic. Of these, 12 were found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence – some animals had suc...