Marine Mammal Emergencies
In any given year, Marine Mammal Emergencies receives close to 500 calls from the public for seals or whales that are dead or in difficulty. Here is a selection of incidents handled by MME’s partners.
2019 / 04 / 16
What should I do in the event of an incidental catch?
In Quebec, the crab and shrimp fishery got underway a few weeks ago. Despite all the efforts made to prevent incidents, whales or seals can nevertheless get caught in fishing nets or ropes. Every year...
2019 / 02 / 21
Humpback Entangled in 2017 Spotted Alive!
The resilience of whales never ceases to amaze us! By analyzing photos taken in the summer of 2018, the Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) team succeeded in identifying whale H710, a.k.a. Snowball. T...
2019 / 01 / 21
Winter and Seasonal Seals
While harbour seals frequent the waters of the St. Lawrence throughout the year, certain periods are more favourable for observing northern seals that overwinter in the St. Lawrence. But what should w...
2018 / 12 / 21
1-877-7Baleine Still Active Throughout the Holidays!
Even if snow covers the shores of the St. Lawrence, Marine Mammal Emergencies continues its work. Throughout the winter, the call centre will continue to take calls for cases of dead or vulnerable wha...
2018 / 12 / 14
Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) – Nova Scotia, Canada
No matter where you are on the planet, marine mammals have allies. Through a series of texts, discover the colossal work being carried out by enthusiasts to help vulnerable marine mammals. For this fi...
2018 / 12 / 12
The Nepisiguit River beluga… off Prince Edward Island
Professional scuba diving students were surprised to be joined by a beluga whale during a dive in Summerside Harbour last week! This species is rarely observed near Prince Edward Island. The news repo...
2018 / 12 / 05
Thank You, Marine Mammal Emergencies Volunteers!
On the occasion of International Volunteer Day (December 5), we would like to highlight the important contributions made by the 181 volunteers from the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network,...
2018 / 11 / 26
Worrying St. Lawrence Beluga Mortality Trend Continues in 2018
The tragic plight of the St. Lawrence beluga population continues. Once again this year, researchers are highly concerned about the prevalence of perinatal mortalities in pregnant females and newborns...
2018 / 10 / 03
Beached Minke Whale Carcass at Pointe-aux-Outardes
On the morning of September 22, a minke whale carcass appeared off the coast of Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park. After drifting for a few hours, it finally washed ashore not far from the welcome centr...
2018 / 09 / 21
Rare Sowerby’s Beaked Whale Found in Rivière-au-Tonnerre
A beaked whale was discovered stranded in Rivière-au-Tonnerre on September 17. Initial photos of the carcass immediately intrigued the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network. Traits that sug...