Whale portraits

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 27, 2018 Orion (Bp017) has a new mark this year that distinguishes him quite quickly from other fin whales present in the Marine Park: on his dor...