November 2018

  • Le phoque à capuchon a un museau flasque et est fortement tacheté//Hooded seals have an inflatable snout and have black mottling all over their bodies. © Alamy/Wildlife GmbH 2018 / 11 / 21

    Winter and Seasonal Seals

    Par Anthony François / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    While harbour seals frequent the waters of the St. Lawrence throughout the year, certain periods are more favourable for observing northern seals that overwinter in the St. Lawrence. But what should w...

  • Fewer than 30 critically endangered vaquitas remain in the world now. © Paula Olson, NOAA 2018 / 11 / 19

    It’s Now or Never for the Vaquitas

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Issues

    Latest sightings of calves bring a new hope for the cetacean that is face-to-face with extinction: the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). With less than 30 remaining individuals, collaborative conservation eff...

  • Un parasite qui infeste les chats se trouve aussi chez les bélugas du Saint-Laurent/A parasite that infests cats is also found in the St. Lawrence belugas. © GREMM 2018 / 11 / 19

    Does cat poop pose a problem for belugas?

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Discoveries / Headline

    On cat litter bags is a warning for pregnant women concerning a parasite found in cat feces. What is even more surprising is that this same parasite can also attack belugas. Close to half of all St. L...

  • Conger (BCY0728) was one of the first two humpback whales that the Marine Education and Research Society observed trap-feeding in 2011. © Marine Education and Research Society 2018 / 11 / 19

    Trap-Feeding: a New Creative Feeding Method

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Discoveries

    Innovation often derives from need. So has been the case for humpback whales off northeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Humpbacks are a generalist-feeder with multiple feeding strategies and...

  • Dany Zbinden receives a group on board to introduce them to research work. © Mériscope 2018 / 11 / 07

    Mériscope: Overview of Minke Whales

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / This week in the Marine Park

    A 23-foot orange Zodiac called Narval is used to approach minke whales. On board you will find the Mériscope crew, equipped with binoculars, cameras and a crossbow. Founded in 2001, this independent ...

  • 2018 / 11 / 01

    A sperm whale, again!

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    We all have our favourite species, including our favourite whales. For our collaborator Renaud Pintiaux, “The sperm whale is a species that fascinates me most in the world.” On October 29,...

  • 2018 / 11 / 01

    Southern Resident Killer Whales: New Measures Announced

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Actions

    The Government of Canada announced further actions to help protect the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) on October 31, 2018. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the...