2019 / 11 / 01
Post-whaling Recovery: The Beautiful Story Of Humpbacks
This year in the St. Lawrence, no fewer than 13 mother-calf humpback pairs have been identified by teams from the Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) and the Group for Research and Education on Marine...
2019 / 10 / 24
Contaminants Blamed for Throwing Genes Out of Whack
More and more studies are suggesting that numerous so-called endocrine disruptors are accumulating in the tissues of whales and posing a threat to their health. Endocrine disruptors are substances tha...
2019 / 10 / 04
Do blue whales serenade their partners?
For four decades, research on blue whale behaviour has been trying to unravel the mysteries of their reproduction. A bit like the tip of an iceberg, it is possible to observe fin whales on the surface...
2019 / 09 / 18
Right Whale Carcass Found in US Identified as Snake Eyes
The North Atlantic right whale carcass found off Long Island, New York on September 16 was identified by the New England Aquarium team as Snake Eyes. This male was over 40 years old. He was found seve...
2019 / 09 / 11
Are whale protection and research work compatible?
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...
2019 / 07 / 22
Seventh and Eighth Right Whale Carcasses Found
Two new cases of dead right whales have been confirmed today by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. According to the ministry, a seventh right whale was spotted drifting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on July 1...
2019 / 07 / 18
Right whales: disentanglement efforts progress
Right whales EG4423 and EG4440 are now swimming a little lighter since shedding some of the rope that had been wrapped around their bodies. On July 16, the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, assisted by cr...
2019 / 06 / 26
Two New Carcasses and Second Right Whale Necropsy for 2019
The Government of Canada announced in a press release that it had discovered two new carcasses offshore, near the Acadian Peninsula in New Brunswick and west of the Magdalen Islands in Quebec. There a...
2019 / 06 / 21
Stranded Grey Whales and Stranded Right Whales: Same Difference?
In early June, the carcass of a female grey whale washes ashore in British Columbia, close to the US border. This is just one of the hundreds of grey whales that have been found up and down the west ...
2019 / 06 / 11
Whale-watching Cruises Banned from Parts of Marine Park
Whale-watching cruises will no longer be able to ply the waters of certain sectors of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. The cruise exemption zone covers 44% of the Marine Park’s territory...