• 2018 / 01 / 08

    (Les louveteaux et louvettes de Pointe-Platon)

    Par Équipe BED / Beluga-en

    Its distinctive traits On the top of her dorsal crest, DL9017 shows a long, well-defined scar. A paler spot seems to pour out of this scar. Currently, this spot appears white, but it is possible that ...

  • 2018 / 01 / 08


    Par Équipe BED / Beluga-en

    His field marks DL2071 exhibits several circle-shaped scars on his left flank. Life history We first encountered DL2071 in 2003, at which time he was still gray, but very pale. We didn’t see him...

  • 2018 / 01 / 08


    Par Équipe BED / Beluga-en

    Its distinctive traits DL2023 shows a deep scar on his right flank. This characteristic is located near the end of his dorsal crest. Life history When we first encountered him, DL2023’s skin was...

  • The team of Université de Montréal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine prepares to conduct the necropsy of an adult male beluga © GREMM 2017 / 10 / 04

    From the Sea to the Lab: The Journey of a Beluga Carcass (2/3)

    Par Josiane Cabana / Beluga-en / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    From Necropsy to Microscope Last week, we tracked the journey of a female beluga from drifting offshore to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Université de Montréal. This week, discover the n...

  • 2017 / 09 / 29

    With the Belugas: Week of September 18, 2017

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga-en / Field notes

    This week, we are giving the floor to Alexandre Bernier-Graveline, UQAM Master’s candidate in bioaccumulation and the effects of environmental contaminants on the beluga population of the St. La...

  • 2017 / 09 / 21


    Par Équipe BED / Beluga-en

    Its field marks Artsea’s crest is recognizable from both sides by its two large jagged gashes. On the left flank there is a black spot where the two gashes end. Her right flank shows a white lin...

  • 2017 / 08 / 18

    (Tadoussac Summer Community)

    Par Équipe BED / Adopt-en / Beluga-en

    Its field marks DL0553 can be identified by a small crescent-shaped scar on her right flank. On her dorsal crest are also a few small notches that can be used to confirm her identity. Life history Our...

  • 2017 / 08 / 09

    Let’s Talk Whales! Online consultation on endangered whales

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga-en / On the calendar

    With Let’s Talk Whales, the Government of Canada is launching a comprehensive online public consultation on protective measures to implement for the recovery of three cetacean species classified as ...

  • 2017 / 07 / 12

    With the belugas: Week of June 26, 2017

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga-en / Field notes

    Belugas of Baie Sainte-Marguerite Baie Sainte-Marguerite is probably one of the most enigmatic places within the St. Lawrence beluga population’s summer range. This is the belugas’ “...

  • 2017 / 06 / 30

    With the Belugas: Week of June 19, 2017

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga-en / Field notes

    Rolling the Dice After a first week spent in the upstream sector on the north shore side, the week of June 19 unfolded mostly in the company of belugas frequenting the Saguenay River and its mouth. St...