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  • 2018 / 08 / 13

    A head, a Tail, a Body Out of the Water!

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Headline / Observation of the week

    July 31: A pointed snout pierces the surface and rises like a skyscraper out of the waters off Les Bergeronnes. The fin whale observes the whale-watching boat parked a few hundred metres away. Scienti...

  • 2018 / 08 / 13

    With the Belugas… and the Unexpected on Board the Bleuvet!

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / Field notes

    On Wednesday, August 8, the Bleuvet team was on the water searching for a herd of belugas to carry out its photogrammetry program. This program, as seen in these field notes, aims to document beluga w...

  • 2018 / 08 / 03

    Well-known Beluga Dies

    Par Anthony François / Headline

    July 29, 2018, 2:40 p.m.: the phone rings, breaking the silence at the Marine Mammal Emergencies call centre. Two recreational boaters report a beluga carcass stranded in the cove of the Saguenay Fjo...

  • 2018 / 08 / 03

    Little Bundles of Life

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    They’re about one-third the size of an adult and still stick close to their mothers’ sides. Calves of several species have been seen along the shores of the St. Lawrence almost everywhere ...

  • 2018 / 08 / 03

    “Mom, can you hear me?” Season #2

    Par Collaboration spéciale / Beluga / Field notes

    By Valeria Vergara and Marie-Ana Mikus (guest researchers from Ocean Wise Conservation Association) Time flies on the beluga research tower in Baie Sainte-Marguerite in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marin...

  • 2018 / 07 / 30

    BP078, A.K.A. “Ligné”

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Whale portraits

    From the newsletter Whale Portraits, July 20, 2018, by Camille Bégin Marchand Bp078 – nicknamed “Ligné” – is a male fin whale that has been known for over 30 years. Yet he’s ne...

  • 2018 / 07 / 30

    Analyzing Underwater Sound as if Playing a Video Game

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Beluga / Headline

    A simulator of marine mammal movements and shipping traffic will be given a new lease of life thanks to a 5-year, $2.1 million investment by the Government of Quebec. This new version, overseen by Cl...

  • Zipper 2018 / 07 / 30


    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Whale portraits

    Distinctive traits One needs only to look at her right side to understand how this fin whale got her name. Zipper bears an enormous zipper-shaped scar, the result of a collision with the propeller of ...

  • 2018 / 07 / 30

    With the Belugas… and Their Waist Measurements!

    Par Timothée Perrero / Beluga / Field notes

    For the past several years, scientists have been using drones to study wildlife in their natural environment. Besides the esthetic appeal of the images they provide, drones provide a different perspec...

  • 2018 / 07 / 27

    Navigating through the Fog

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Observation of the week

    It’s been a quiet week on the North Shore, as a persistent sea fog has shrouded the St. Lawrence. Research activities and marine mammal observations have been reduced to a trickle. Sea fog is fo...