Whale portraits

Every week from June to September, we feature the portrait of a whale identified in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.

  • 2018 / 11 / 01

    H824

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, no 14, September 14, 2018 H824 is a humpback whale that is easy to spot, thanks to its uniquely patterned tail flukes. Its tail is mostly white, with t...

  • 2018 / 10 / 10

    Boomerang

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Whale portraits

    Distinctive Traits Boomerang, also known by the identification number Bp060, has been observed in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park area since September. This female is recognizable by the shape o...

  • 2018 / 09 / 21

    Narwhal (Monodon monceros)

    Par Maureen Jouglain / Whale portraits

    Whale Portraits: Vol. 17, Issue 15, written by Camille Bégin Marchand The narwhal has been identified again this year on several occasions. It does not have a code, as it is the first of its kind to ...

  • 2018 / 09 / 14

    Bp903

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    From the bulletin Portrait de baleines, September 7, 2018 Bp903 has two long, pronounced scars on its left chevron that make it easy to recognize. Its dorsal fin does not show any notches, but it does...

  • 2018 / 09 / 07

    Bp929

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    From the bulletin Portrait de baleines, August 31, 2018 Bp929 is a fin whale recognizable by the conspicuous white spot shaped like an infinity symbol (or the number “8”) just to the right...

  • 2018 / 08 / 31

    H855

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, August 17, 2018 Another humpback whale visited the Marine Park last week: H855. It is recognized by its well rounded dorsal fin that shows a notch at ...

  • 2018 / 08 / 31

    Gaspar

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    Taken from the bulletin Portrait de baleines, August 24, 2018 Gaspar is back in the Marine Park! This humpback whale has been known since 2006 and is recognizable by its under-tail pattern. On her rig...

  • 2018 / 08 / 24

    Caïman

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Whale portraits

    From the bulletin Portrait de baleines, September 29, 2017 By Audrey Tawel Thibert With the notch at the base of her dorsal fin, Caïman has several look-alikes, including U2 and Bp086. It is the irr...

  • 2018 / 07 / 30

    BP078, A.K.A. “Ligné”

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Whale portraits

    From the newsletter Whale Portraits, July 20, 2018, by Camille Bégin Marchand Bp078 – nicknamed “Ligné” – is a male fin whale that has been known for over 30 years. Yet he’s ne...

  • Zipper 2018 / 07 / 30

    ZIPPER

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Whale portraits

    Distinctive traits One needs only to look at her right side to understand how this fin whale got her name. Zipper bears an enormous zipper-shaped scar, the result of a collision with the propeller of ...