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  • 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 / Headline / 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 – ...

  • 2018 / 06 / 01

    Bp955, a.k.a. “Ti-Croche”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    Distinctive traits It hook-shaped dorsal fin is strongly curved toward the rear. However, it is the resemblance of Bp955’s dorsal fin with that of the late Capitaine Crochet that earned it the n...

  • 2018 / 05 / 30

    Robots Amongst the Whales

    Par Béatrice Riché / Discoveries

    Remote-controlled gadgets are becoming more popular for studying whales. Some have wings; some have propellers; other have sails or even fins. What are they? What do they do? Where do they go? The Wha...

  • © GREMM 2018 / 05 / 22

    “Suspect” Identified

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Observation of the week

    Is it possible to identify an all-white beluga? Certainly, especially when it shows a major spinal deformity like Pascolio! This female was recognized twice this past week near Batture aux Alouettes i...

  • 2018 / 05 / 16

    Beluga, what are you doing under the water?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Beluga / Discoveries

    The lives of diving animals take place for the most part under water, out of human sight. Can we, by observing the behaviour of a group of belugas at the water surface, guess what is happening below t...