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...
2018 / 10 / 03
With the Belugas… At Full Throttle!
Clear blue sky, low winds, calm sea… The perfect conditions for a productive day of photo-identification and photogrammetry. All we have to do is find some belugas. We thus head out to sea aboar...
2018 / 09 / 25
Do hybrids exist in cetaceans?
This year once again, the research team aboard the BpJAM saw the narwhal! He seems to have made his home in the St. Lawrence for the past three years. As the beluga’s closest kin, the narwhal is...
2018 / 09 / 18
With the Belugas… Hot to Trot!
Monday, August 27, 2018. Aboard the BpJAM, we set out of the Tadoussac port in search of belugas to continue our routine photo-ID monitoring. Despite the presence of fog on the St. Lawrence, weather c...
2018 / 09 / 17
Opening of the Northwest Passage: Marine Mammals at Risk
With Arctic shipping routes increasingly used by merchant shipping, an ice-free Arctic Ocean could put the resistance and adaptability of marine mammals to the test. Ship strikes and increased light a...
2018 / 09 / 06
Postdoctoral fellowship offer – Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) in collaboration with GREMM
Project title Spatiotemporal Individual-Based Modelling of the St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga Population Project background and objectives St. Lawrence Estuary beluga population is currently listed as en...
2018 / 09 / 04
Port developments on the Saguenay: Fisheries and Oceans Canada experts sceptical
Two marine terminal development projects could triple maritime traffic in the Saguenay and lead to a 10% increase in traffic in the remaining critical habitat of the St. Lawrence beluga. In July, the ...
2018 / 08 / 28
Menopause in Belugas and Narwhals
Menopause is a rather rare phenomenon. And yet a study published in Scientific Reports reveals that the females of two species of cetaceans – the beluga and the narwhal – join the ranks of the sel...
2018 / 08 / 21
With the Belugas… Including One without a Tail!
Monday, August 13, 2018: At the crack of dawn, the BpJAMM crew heads out toward the mid-channel buoy in perfect weather conditions. While whale-watching cruisers are thrilled about the diversity of la...
2018 / 08 / 13
With the Belugas… and the Unexpected on Board the Bleuvet!
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...