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2015 / 08 / 18
Northern Gannets Steal the Show from Whales in Tadoussac… by Renaud Pintiaux
In recent days, gannet observations almost overshadow those of whales, at least as far as I’m concerned! They number in the thousands, and are especially numerous southeast of the Batture aux Al...
2015 / 08 / 03
With the Belugas: Week of July 27
BELUGAS AND WAVES! It’s been a tough week for working out at sea. However, we have completed three surveys and logged over 20 hours at sea, including 11 spent with belugas: many wonderful encoun...
2015 / 07 / 26
With the Belugas: Week of July 20
We are in the 4th week of field work for the St. Lawrence beluga behavioural study. We have gone out on the water on two days during which we logged 9 hours of observations for 15 hours at sea....
2015 / 07 / 19
With the Belugas: Week of July 13
In the course of three days at sea, as part of our behavioural study project on St. Lawrence belugas, we logged 13 hours of observation. We began by exploring the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord as far up...
2015 / 07 / 12
With the Belugas: Week of July 6
Our second week in the field for the beluga behavioural study was spread over three non-consecutive days (July 6, 9 and 10), for a total of 20 h at sea and 11 h of beluga observation. The weather was...
2015 / 07 / 12
With the Belugas: Week of June 29
The field season for the St. Lawrence beluga behavioural study is under way. The first week consisted of three days for a total of 15 hours at sea and six hours observing belugas....
2015 / 07 / 10
Gaspé Mission: Happy Encounters and a Sad Discovery
Almost five days on the water and some 250 nautical miles covered in the Gaspé-Percé sector from June 30 to July 5. The few large whales present were not offshore, but rather in and near Gaspé Bay....
2015 / 06 / 19
Miss Frontenac is Back with her Young!
The Bleuvet crew is back on the water... and they're off to a great start! This first day offshore held a nice surprise for us. Miss Frontenac has returned with her young....
2014 / 11 / 01
Leaving the Belugas for the Winter
Le Bleuvet has been taken out of the water for the winter. For the past two weeks, the team was aboard this boat, not at sea, but on terra firma, protecting the craft from the elements for th...