Field notes

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  • 2015 / 08 / 18

    Northern Gannets Steal the Show from Whales in Tadoussac… by Renaud Pintiaux

    Par Renaud Pintiaux / Field notes

    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

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Beluga / Field notes

    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

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / Field notes

    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

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / Field notes

    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

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / Field notes

    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

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / Field notes

    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

    Par René Roy / Field notes

    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!

    Par Équipe du Bleuvet / Beluga / Field notes

    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....

  • L'équipe du GREMM à bord du Bleuvet 2014 / 11 / 01

    Leaving the Belugas for the Winter

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Beluga / Field notes

    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...