Whale portraits

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

  • 2018 / 07 / 13

    Trou

    Par Christine Gilliet – Mots et Marées / Whale portraits

    From the bulletin Whale Portraits, July 17, 2018 By Camille Begin-Marchand Bp059 is nicknamed “Trou” (Translator’s note: “hole” in French) in the Marine Park due to the p...

  • 2018 / 06 / 28

    Bp918

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Whale portraits

    Identifying marks His truncated dorsal fin forms a straight line. Behind his dorsal fin, his back shows a small protuberance. History Bp918 is a fin whale that was first observed in 2000. It has been ...

  • 2018 / 06 / 21

    Orion

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, July 11, 2013 On July 10, aboard the Bleuvet, a team composed of GREMM and Fisheries and Oceans Canada researchers placed a telemetry tag on the fin wha...

  • 2018 / 06 / 01

    Bp955, a.k.a. “Ti-Croche”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    Distinctive traits It hook-shaped dorsal fin is strongly curved toward the rear. However, it is the resemblance of Bp955’s dorsal fin with that of the late Capitaine Crochet that earned it the n...

  • 2017 / 10 / 20

    Bp913

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, October 20, 2017 By Marie-Sophie Giroux Bp913 was photographed in early September this year. Despite what his faithfulness to the Estuary might sugges...

  • 2017 / 10 / 12

    H725, a.k.a. “High Heels”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, October 13, 2017 This animal is seen on September 6. Her “face” remains a mystery until she passes under the watchful eye of a member of th...

  • 2017 / 10 / 05

    H753, a.k.a. “Bad Chemistry”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, October 6, 2017 Identified by the Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) team and the third humpback after Tic Tac Toe and Tingley to make an incursion in...

  • 2017 / 10 / 05

    Giant Losses

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Topic of the hour / Whale portraits

    Each of them had their own story. Researchers at the New England Aquarium knew each of their distinctive markings, their family tree, and their favourite hangouts. Here is the story of nine of the car...

  • Caïman et son baleineau, 2017 © GREMM 2017 / 09 / 29

    Caïman

    Par Camille Bégin-Marchand / Whale portraits

    From the bulletin Portrait de baleines, September 29, 2017 With the notch at the base of her dorsal fin, Caïman has several look-alikes, including U2 and Bp086. It is the irregular contours of the t...

  • 2017 / 09 / 21

    Ba001, a.k.a. “Béatrice”

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Whale portraits

    Taken from the newsletter Portrait de baleines, September 22, 2017 In 2011, Mériscope begins compiling all the minke whale photos it has shot since 2001 in order to catalogue them. An enormous under...