August 2018

  • 2018 / 08 / 13

    A head, a Tail, a Body Out of the Water!

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Headline / Observation of the week

    July 31: A pointed snout pierces the surface and rises like a skyscraper out of the waters off Les Bergeronnes. The fin whale observes the whale-watching boat parked a few hundred metres away. Scienti...

  • 2018 / 08 / 13

    With the Belugas… and the Unexpected on Board the Bleuvet!

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / Field notes

    On Wednesday, August 8, the Bleuvet team was on the water searching for a herd of belugas to carry out its photogrammetry program. This program, as seen in these field notes, aims to document beluga w...

  • 2018 / 08 / 03

    Well-known Beluga Dies

    Par Anthony François / Headline

    July 29, 2018, 2:40 p.m.: the phone rings, breaking the silence at the Marine Mammal Emergencies call centre. Two recreational boaters report a beluga carcass stranded in the cove of the Saguenay Fjo...

  • 2018 / 08 / 03

    Little Bundles of Life

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    They’re about one-third the size of an adult and still stick close to their mothers’ sides. Calves of several species have been seen along the shores of the St. Lawrence almost everywhere ...

  • 2018 / 08 / 03

    “Mom, can you hear me?” Season #2

    Par Collaboration spéciale / Beluga / Field notes

    By Valeria Vergara and Marie-Ana Mikus (guest researchers from Ocean Wise Conservation Association) Time flies on the beluga research tower in Baie Sainte-Marguerite in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marin...