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Nouveau-né trouvé mort le 1er août 2017 à Grand-Métis dans le Bas-Saint-Laurent et récupéré pour une nécropsie © Réjean Côté, bénévole pour Urgences Mammifères Marins
13 April 2018

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 case when a carcass is found after the spring thaw. The animal was secured by volunteers to prevent it from being... Learn more

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18 December 2017

Does social hierarchy exist in belugas?

Most of the time, belugas are observed in groups of multiple individuals; rarely are they seen alone. Since they live in groups, a certain social organization reigns. Does this mean that there is a hierarchy amongst them? No in-depth studies have been conducted in this area, but some studies suggest that belugas display a certain... Learn more

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Femelle béluga de 3,87 m échouée à Saint-Ulric, 23 octobre 2017 © David Michaud
26 October 2017

Fresh Beluga Carcass Found in Saint-Ulric

The Matane unit of Sureté du Québec contacted 1-877-7baleine after a resident stopped by the station to report a live stranded beluga on the shores in Saint-Ulric. At the same time, a cyclist was passing by and reported a large white carcass. Confirmation made: an adult beluga carcass, pure white, had washed up on the... Learn more

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