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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...
2018 / 06 / 05
Ti-Croche, Artiste and a minke whale in the air
A look back at the observations of the last two weeks off Tadoussac. At the end of May, it was the minke whales that stole the show. We note the gradual arrival of more and more individuals at the hea...
2018 / 05 / 04
Start of 2018 season on the St. Lawrence: a beautiful transition!… by Renaud Pintiaux
Whale-watching cruises in the Tadoussac region resumed on April 27. After six months on land, what a joy it is to be back out on the St. Lawrence, with its wind, waves, seabirds and whales… Admi...
2018 / 01 / 09
The humpbacks of Mazatlan… by René Roy
Thursday, January 4, 2018: while a weather bomb is pummelling Quebec, I have an appointment at 7:30 in the morning with Oscar Guzon of Onca Explorations in Mazatlan, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. I ...
2017 / 11 / 13
End-of-Season Field Notes 2017 (Part II)… by Renaud Pintiaux
The last trip offshore for the year took place on November 4. Here is the second part of these Field Notes, accompanied by a large photo gallery. First let’s look at gray seals and gulls. Near t...
2017 / 11 / 09
End-of-Season Field Notes 2017 (Part I)… by Renaud Pintiaux
The field season ended on November 4. But there are still quite noteworthy observations (marine mammals, birds, landscapes) and two Field Notes will be needed to summarize these final forays off the c...
2017 / 10 / 23
With the Belugas: Week of October 16, 2017
The 2017 season is over! Autumn is already well upon us in Tadoussac, the sailboats have been taken out of the marina and parked in the dry dock, and soon it will be the Bleuvet‘s turn to retire...
2017 / 10 / 11
With the Belugas: Week of October 2, 2017
A difficult autumn… For the past two weeks, the weather has not been on our side. A significant number of days of field work were cut short due to the fog and, even when the latter lifted, the w...
2017 / 10 / 06
With the Belugas: Week of September 25
Hunters on the Prowl! A few weeks ago, we observed a beluga whale spitting on the water surface to hunt herring. This week we witnessed our white whales in the midst of yet another hunting foray. In t...
2017 / 09 / 29
With the Belugas… in Alaska: Week of September 1, 2017
Belugas in the Mud From September 1 to 9, we were back in Anchorage, Alaska, for a second year in a row for the start of the Cook Inlet Beluga Biopsy Program. A number of parallels can be drawn betwee...