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  • 2019 / 09 / 13

    With the Belugas… And Their Amusing Behaviours

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga / Field notes

    September 6: While part of the team is returning from Alaska to lend a hand to researchers studying the beluga population of Cook Inlet, another is taking off on board our small inflatable research cr...

  • 2019 / 09 / 13

    Whales in the Storm

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    The sighting map appears a little sparse this week. Have all the whales left? Not necessarily. Weather conditions prevented many boats from setting sail, including those of the Mingan Island Cetacean ...

  • 2019 / 09 / 11

    Humpback Entangled off Forillon Park

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Marine Mammal Emergencies

    Late in the day on August 25, 2019, the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network receives a report for a humpback whale entangled off the cliffs of Forillon National Park in the Gaspé Peninsul...

  • © GREMM 2019 / 09 / 11

    Are whale protection and research work compatible?

    Par Camille Proust / Beluga / Headline

    Better understanding cetaceans to better protect them is the goal of many researchers working on these giants of the seas. However, some methods such as biopsies or tagging are intrusive and can distu...

  • Femelle grand dauphin accompagnée de sa fille biologique et d'un jeune péponocéphale. 2019 / 09 / 11

    Extremely rare adoption by a dolphin

    Par Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Discoveries

    In 2014, in French Polynesia, a female bottlenose dolphin nicknamed “Thaïs” is observed with her first calf. Two months later, a newborn male melon-headed whale, also known as a melon-headed dolp...

  • 2019 / 09 / 09

    With Large Rorquals… and Their Gaping Mouths

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Field notes

    By Maude-Émilie Bourque August 28, 2019: it’s my last day as a volunteer research assistant for the GREMM this season. For three months now, I have been watching and photographing the large rorqual...

  • 2019 / 09 / 05

    Humpbacks Aplenty and Blue Whale Tails!

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    A long-time observer and former resident of Tadoussac sets out on a whale-watching cruise on September 1. The skyscape reflects off the waters of the St. Lawrence like a mirror. The boat’s captain s...

  • 2019 / 09 / 05

    Video of Beluga Playing with a Gull

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Beluga / News from Near and Afar

    A video of a beluga taking a gull in its mouth, following it around and even trying to taunt it with a fish is going viral. According to the video’s owner, this is the beluga Hvladimir. This individ...

  • 2019 / 09 / 04

    With the large rorquals… the biggest!

    Par GREMM / Field notes

    By Maude-Émilie Bourque Sunday, August 25, 2019. I leave for Grandes-Bergeronnes at the crack of dawn with my equipment: camera and 400 mm lens, GPS, voice recorder and floater suit. It’s 8:30 whe...

  • 2019 / 08 / 30

    Summer Not Quite Over for the Whales

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    August 28: A bright-eyed naturalist returns to the wharf in Percé. No sooner does the boat leave the docks when she and her passengers cross paths with a minke whale. Then, a group of three fin whale...