On the calendar
Conferences, benefit dinners, awareness week… Not-to-be-missed events concerning whales of the St. Lawrence.
2019 / 11 / 27
Arctic Adventure: A Virtual Expedition on the Ice Floes for Elementary School Kids
Accompanied by experienced divers Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr, discover the pack ice and its animals with Arctic Adventure, an app designed for youngsters aged 8 to 12. Before diving under the pack ic...
2019 / 10 / 18
The Whale and the Raven : a documentary about the orcas and humpback whales of British Columbia
A new documentary was just released by the National Film Board of Canada. Here is the synopsis. «On the otherwise uninhabited Gil Island, just off the northwest coast of British Columbia, the sound o...
2019 / 08 / 09
Voice Your Opinion of the “Impact of Noise on the Beluga Whale at Risk in the St. Lawrence Estuary” Action Plan
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, together with numerous collaborators, has produced an action plan entitled “Impact of noise on the Beluga Whale at risk in the St. Lawrence Estuary”....
2019 / 08 / 06
PhD Project: Sources of Emerging Organic Contaminants to the Habitat of Endangered St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga
Project St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE) Beluga has been designated as an endangered species since 2014 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Their habitats are signific...
2019 / 08 / 05
PhD Scholarship Opportunity at UQO on belugas and recreational boating
PHD SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY Agent-based modelling of recreational boating in the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay River (Québec, Canada) to mitigate their impacts on belugas and baleen whales Go...
2019 / 07 / 29
New PhD project : Environmental Contaminants, Body Condition and Photogrammetry of St. Lawrence Estuary Belugas
Project Title Environmental Contaminants, Body Condition and Photogrammetry of St. Lawrence Estuary Belugas Project Synopsis The St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE) beluga population has been listed at risk of...
2019 / 07 / 18
Conference: Finding Ways of Reducing the Threat of Vessel Traffic on Whales and Other Marine Mammals through Detection and Avoidance
Harald Yurk is a bioacoustics specialist with the Aquatic Ecosystems and Marine Mammals Division of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Vancouver. Over the past 25 years, his research has focused on the ac...
2019 / 05 / 09
A Play Dedicated to Whale Researcher and Rescuer Jon Lien
Between Breaths highlights the unusual life story of Jon Lien (1939-2010), a pioneer of whale research in Canada. It is being staged this month at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. Originally from Sout...
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 / 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...