Tune in to our researchers and photographers all season long by perusing their field notes.
2019 / 06 / 19
With the Belugas… And Listening In!
By Mathieu Marzelière At last! GREMM’s 2019 field season is officially underway. This first week was devoted to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s tagging project in which we are collaborating in the ...
2019 / 05 / 29
A Blue Whale At Last!… by René Roy
I finally encountered my first large rorqual of the season! And it was about time: I had already travelled 240 nautical miles (about 445 km) in the span of three outings. On Thursday, May 23, I made y...
2019 / 04 / 30
Travelling “Down South” … by Albert Michaud
This winter, I had the chance to leave Quebec and go “down South”. Not to the Caribbean or Florida, but much farther afield: Antarctica, one of the last truly wild regions on the planet. I had the...
2019 / 04 / 27
With the Belugas: The Fascinating Work Behind Beluga Pairing (Part 2!)
In last week’s Field Notes, we presented the preparatory steps for beluga matching. This week, discover how the team adds pages to the life chapters of individually-known belugas. Beluga 2018011...
2019 / 04 / 23
With the Belugas: «It’s a Match!» or The Fascinating Work Behind Beluga Pairing
One of the pillars of the research conducted at the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) is photo-identification. For over 30 years, GREMM has been collecting valuable photos to...
2018 / 12 / 19
My Week at the Whale Warehouse… by Jasspreet Sahib
It all started with Marie-Ève, my Editor-in-Chief, asking me, “Would you like to spend a week with skeletons, Jass?” Next thing I knew, I was at GREMM’s skeleton facility, the whale warehouse l...
2018 / 11 / 22
The Last One From Sea… by Renaud Pintiaux
It is the end of the 2018 season on the water but there is still life at sea. It is always sad to see the end of the season, especially since many marine mammals are still present off Tadoussac. The s...
2018 / 10 / 30
A Sperm Whale in Front of the Dunes of Tadoussac…By Renaud Pintiaux
Gloomy weather, but the river is calm on this October 29th as I embark on the Grand Fleuve for a whale-watching excursion. Shortly after we leave, we start seeing a few minke whales around the mouth...
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...