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  • 2018 / 10 / 18

    Beluga Bonanza

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Observation of the week

    Yesterday a visitor at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) saw several belugas across the Saguenay Fjord through light flurries. “We saw at least 15-20 of them”, she said. The same day,...

  • 2018 / 10 / 16

    How do whales go on long dives? 

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Questions from the public

    Whales are marine mammals that dive for various reasons, such as: feeding and mating. Their prey are found at varying depths under the water and depending on where in the water column that is, whales ...

  • 2018 / 10 / 16

    Whales with Different Methods of Filtering

    Par Béatrice Riché / Discoveries / Headline

    Baleen refers to the stiff plates of keratin that hang off the upper jaw of some whales, more precisely mysticetes… but is all baleen alike? Of course not! The size and shape of baleen and how i...

  • 2018 / 10 / 15

    What Do Whales Do at Night?

    Par Collaboration spéciale / Questions from the public

    A curtain closes, night takes over the sky and during its quiet advance the frantic pace of the cities tapers off. But what happens in the St. Lawrence when darkness arrives? What do whales do during ...

  • 2018 / 10 / 12

    Red Foliage and Colourful Backs

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    The cruise ship Narval III of the whale-watching company Croisières Baie de Gaspé docked for the last time on October 11, and it was not because of a lack of whales. “It must have been -5oC ou...

  • 2018 / 10 / 12

    Slowing Down, for the Whales’ Sake

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Discoveries / Headline

    A ship that strikes a whale can cause the latter serious injury. In the St. Lawrence, fin whales are particularly prone to these types of collisions, which can even be fatal. In order to reduce the ri...

  • 2018 / 10 / 10


    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Whale portraits

    Distinctive Traits Boomerang, also known by the identification number Bp060, has been observed in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park area since September. This female is recognizable by the shape o...

  • 2018 / 10 / 09

    Protecting species at risk: “Ottawa not doing enough,” says Environment Commissioner

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga / Headline / Issues

    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...

  • Dauphins à flancs blancs © Renaud Pintiaux 2018 / 10 / 09

    Chills and Thrills: Autumn Sightings

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    On the wharf used by the Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, a thin coat of frost glistens. “Time to migrate south!” exclaims research coordinator Christian Ram...

  • 2018 / 10 / 03

    Beached Minke Whale Carcass at Pointe-aux-Outardes

    Par Anthony François / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    On the morning of September 22, a minke whale carcass appeared off the coast of Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park. After drifting for a few hours, it finally washed ashore not far from the welcome centr...