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12 December 2018

The Nepisiguit River beluga… off Prince Edward Island

Professional scuba diving students were surprised to be joined by a beluga whale during a dive in Summerside Harbour last week! This species is rarely observed near Prince Edward Island. The news report on CBC caught the attention of the team of the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM). By comparing the... Learn more

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26 November 2018

Worrying St. Lawrence Beluga Mortality Trend Continues in 2018

The tragic plight of the St. Lawrence beluga population continues. Once again this year, researchers are highly concerned about the prevalence of perinatal mortalities in pregnant females and newborns. Since the start of 2018, 12 St. Lawrence beluga carcasses have been found. This number does not represent the actual number of deaths, but the number... Learn more

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25 October 2018

Belugas in Aquariums: a Brief History

Follow us on a journey that will take you from the St. Lawrence to Vancouver via Russia, New York and Ottawa, to understand our history with belugas in aquariums. St. Lawrence: source of the first captive belugas The earliest attempts to keep belugas in aquariums date back to the 1860s in Barnum’s American Museum, in... Learn more

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