• 2018 / 01 / 11


    Par Équipe BED / Beluga-en

    His field marks DL9039 has a gray spot on his right flank. Life history A recent addition to our family album, DL9039 has only been known by the GREMM since 2011. We subsequently spotted him in 2013 a...

  • 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’ “...