2018 / 06 / 05
Young Live Seal on the River Banks: Do Not Disturb!
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 / 05 / 04
Record Number of Humpbacks Identified in 2017
The Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) was able to identify 121 humpback whales in 2017, a record number! Of these, 98 individuals were already in the photo-identification catalogue and 23 new pages...
2018 / 04 / 17
Earth Day 2018: We all take a bit of the blame
Earth Day will be celebrated around the world on April 22. In Quebec, the tone is more severe than in previous years: “We all take a bit of the blame”. Gone are the days when you could poi...
2018 / 03 / 29
Humpback Stranded in Magdalen Islands: Questions & Answers
On Sunday, March 25, the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network received a call concerning a beached humpback whale in the surf at Étang-du-Nord in the Magdalen Islands. The whale di...
2017 / 10 / 04
From the Sea to the Lab: The Journey of a Beluga Carcass (2/3)
From Necropsy to Microscope Last week, we tracked the journey of a female beluga from drifting offshore to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Université de Montréal. This week, discover the n...
2017 / 09 / 14
1-877-7baleine Still Active as Autumn Draws Near
Marine Mammals Emergencies has handled a variety of interesting cases in the past few weeks...
2017 / 07 / 31
WITH THE BELUGAS: WEEKS OF JULY 10 and 17, 2017
Our team began to see the first calves of the year several weeks ago already, but in the past two weeks, we have been encountering them in almost every herd, and even up to five in a single herd! When...
2017 / 07 / 14
With the Belugas: Week of July 3, 2017
Identifying Individual Belugas Belugas are not one of the most easily recognizable whale species. They do not systematically show their tail when they dive like humpbacks, do not show pigment patter...
2017 / 06 / 10
St. Lawrence Week: Humpback Whale
As part of St. Lawrence Week, Whales Online offers a glimpse of species that have a special meaning for each of our authors. A memory, a photo, a quote, a story. Every encounter with whales leaves an ...
2017 / 06 / 09
St. Lawrence Week: Beluga
As part of St. Lawrence Week, Whales Online offers a glimpse of species that have a special meaning for each of our authors. A memory, a photo, a quote, a story. Every encounter with whales leaves a...