News from Near and Afar
A series of easy-to-understand articles so that you won’t miss a thing in the world of whales!
2019 / 04 / 16
Agendas for Belugas
What could be better than an agenda featuring whales to place them at the heart of our day-to-day concerns? This is the idea behind the latest series by Montréal-based company W. Maxwell. The agenda ...
2019 / 04 / 12
Fossil of Four-legged, Amphibious Whale Discovered in Peru
The terrestrial ancestors of whales first entered the water some 50 million years ago in the region around India and Pakistan, possibly to protect themselves or to feed. They subsequently spread until...
2019 / 04 / 04
Volunteer opportunity: Research team Member at Mingan Island Cetacean Study
Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) is a non-profit, charitable research organization based in both Canada and the United States, dedicated to ecological studies of marine mammals and marine ecosystem...
2019 / 04 / 04
Decline in Fin Whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence
Fin whales in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence are in decline, according to a new study published in the periodical Ecology and Evolution. The population is believed to have contracted from 335 indiv...
2019 / 03 / 27
The St. Lawrence Challenge: Companies Pledge to Reduce Plastic Consumption
The St. Lawrence Challenge is a recognition and commitment program aimed at businesses and recreational tourism establishments that wish to reduce their consumption of plastic. By doing so, they are h...
2019 / 03 / 13
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (Canada) Offers $150,000 for St. Lawrence Beluga Research
Montréal, March 5, 2019: In the presence of His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco and several directors of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (Canada), foundation president...
2019 / 03 / 07
Short Bios of Women in Marine Biology
Since 1975, International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8. In Canada, women currently account for just one-third of STEM graduates (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). ...
2019 / 03 / 06
Blue Whale Migratory Traditions
Every day, blue whales must devour up to 4 tonnes of krill before they are full. With such an enormous appetite, it’s no wonder that food is a determining factor in their migration. But how do they ...
2019 / 02 / 21
A Seventh Calf, But Not a Baby Boom
Since the beginning of the right whale calving season, 7 newborns have been observed. Although the announcement of a seventh birth is encouraging, it is unfortunately still premature to talk about a b...
2019 / 02 / 18
Correlation Confirmed Between Military Sonar and Beaked Whale Mass Strandings
Noise pollution is a growing threat for whales, notably for the beluga population of the St. Lawrence, which is affected by the frequent passing of commercial vessels. Elsewhere in the world, such as ...