2019 / 04 / 18
Grab your binoculars and let’s go!
Tuque, mittens, binoculars, one field guide for birds and another for whales: a couple is gearing up for a road trip to the Gaspé for the long weekend. They are encouraged by the observations that ha...
2019 / 03 / 27
Return of the Belugas
March 24: “They’re back!” says our collaborator Renaud Pintiaux. From a coastal road in Port-au-Saumon, not far from Saint-Siméon, he observes nearly a dozen white backs poking above th...
2019 / 03 / 13
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (Canada) Offers $150,000 for St. Lawrence Beluga Research
Montréal, March 5, 2019: In the presence of His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco and several directors of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (Canada), foundation president...
2019 / 03 / 13
Contaminated Belugas: Major Project Launched to Understand Contamination and Its Effects
To protect an endangered species, one needs to understand the factors inhibiting its recovery. In the case of the St. Lawrence beluga, one of the hypotheses is that contamination is affecting the spec...
2019 / 03 / 04
Solitary Dolphins and Belugas: Independent or Lost?
The female dolphin known as “Dolphy” regularly plays with swimmers and boats in the French port of Collioure. It is even said that she completely loses interest in humans as soon as her canine fri...
2019 / 02 / 08
Climate bill to give whales a little boost?
A few days before Christmas, the Pact for Transition offered a “climate anti-deficit” bill to Quebec Premier François Legault. This bill aims to force present and future governments to respect Qu...
2018 / 12 / 12
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 repo...
2018 / 11 / 26
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...
2018 / 10 / 25
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 cap...
2018 / 10 / 09
Protecting species at risk: “Ottawa not doing enough,” says Environment Commissioner
Delays in the development of action plans, lack of resources, lack of support to partner organizations, neglect that has likely aggravated the situation of endangered species: these are the critical f...