Tune in to our researchers and photographers all season long by perusing their field notes.
2018 / 10 / 03
With the Belugas… At Full Throttle!
Clear blue sky, low winds, calm sea… The perfect conditions for a productive day of photo-identification and photogrammetry. All we have to do is find some belugas. We thus head out to sea aboar...
2018 / 09 / 18
With the Belugas… Hot to Trot!
Monday, August 27, 2018. Aboard the BpJAM, we set out of the Tadoussac port in search of belugas to continue our routine photo-ID monitoring. Despite the presence of fog on the St. Lawrence, weather c...
2018 / 08 / 21
With the Belugas… Including One without a Tail!
Monday, August 13, 2018: At the crack of dawn, the BpJAMM crew heads out toward the mid-channel buoy in perfect weather conditions. While whale-watching cruisers are thrilled about the diversity of la...
2018 / 08 / 13
With the Belugas… and the Unexpected on Board the Bleuvet!
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
“Mom, can you hear me?” Season #2
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
With the Belugas… and Their Waist Measurements!
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 / 23
With the Belugas… and a Narwhal!
A new season is getting underway aboard GREMM’s Zodiac, the BpJAM. New season, new team! This year, the crew is composed of two research assistants returning for their second consecutive season....
2018 / 07 / 10
Back at the Tower: a Second Season in Baie-Sainte-Marguerite
Last Saturday, as I hauled myself up onto the platform of the tower, I felt a flutter of excitement in my chest: finally, after a long year of analyzing data, we were back in the field, at our post in...
2018 / 07 / 06
With the Belugas – GREMM Kicks Off New Season
With new projects being launched this year and continuing regular beluga monitoring, the 2018 field season promises to be rich in encounters and stories. June 18: after weeks of preparations – becau...
2018 / 06 / 22
A History of Fidelity… by René Roy
Friday, June 8: after being notified of 3 blue whales purportedly present in the Gaspé region, I decide to head there, despite the forecasts for relatively strong winds. With winds at least as strong...