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  • 2018 / 06 / 22

    A History of Fidelity… by René Roy

    Par René Roy / Field notes

    Friday, June 8: after being notified of 3 blue whales purportedly present in the Gaspé region, I decide to head there, despite the forecasts for relatively strong winds. With winds at least as strong...

  • 2018 / 06 / 22

    Gaspésie Invaded by “Jubartes” or “Megaptera”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Headline

    No doubt about it, everyone who has been plying the offshore waters of the Gaspé region lately has one word on the tip of their tongue: humpbacks! Their appearances are described as follows: a balloo...

  • 2018 / 06 / 22

    A New Measure for Belugas in the Marine Park

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Actions / Beluga

    Calving season for St. Lawrence belugas is right around the corner, and to provide these animals with an area of ​​peace and quiet, Parks Canada has announced a no-boating zone in the Baie Sainte-...

  • 2018 / 06 / 21


    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, July 11, 2013 On July 10, aboard the Bleuvet, a team composed of GREMM and Fisheries and Oceans Canada researchers placed a telemetry tag on the fin wha...

  • 2018 / 06 / 18

    Blue Whale Newcomers and Familiar Humpbacks

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    The Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) team, based in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, is geared up for its 40th season on the water! The team heads out to sea on June 11. However, the wind begins to blow ha...

  • Saut Irisept © René Roy 2018 / 06 / 07

    Irisept, a White Tail and Other Humpback Whale Stories

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    “For a number of people, the weather these past few days has been the motivating factor to get out and search for whales,” says one crew member, “but those who made the effort were t...

  • 2018 / 06 / 05

    Ti-Croche, Artiste and a minke whale in the air

    Par Renaud Pintiaux / Field notes

    A look back at the observations of the last two weeks off Tadoussac. At the end of May, it was the minke whales that stole the show. We note the gradual arrival of more and more individuals at the hea...

  • 2018 / 06 / 05

    Young Live Seal on the River Banks: Do Not Disturb!

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    If you see a young seal on the beach, let it rest. The months of May and June are pupping season for harbour seals, and females nurse for 4 to 6 weeks from May to early July. During this period, pups ...

  • 2018 / 06 / 05

    A Summer School on Animal Cognition

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / On the calendar

    Are fishes sentient? Do squid have a sense of self? Who are dolphins and can they be considered as nonhuman personas? These questions will be addressed and studied at the Institute of Cognitive Scienc...

  • 2018 / 06 / 01

    Silvery Capelin Sought by Hungry Giants

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    Prével (Gaspésie), Sept-Îles, Portneuf-sur-Mer (Côte-Nord): “Waves of silver” say some local residents when talking about a particular time of the year – the spawning of capelin – ...