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Whale Frenzy

From the smallest to the largest, whales of all sorts are currently gathered in the St. Lawrence! Harbour porpoises are everywhere, as are minke whales, while belugas surprise observers by straying into the gulf in the middle of summer. In the Sept-Îles and Mingan sectors, large rorquals are making a splash with the presence of fin whales, humpbacks and a single blue whale.

| 11/7/2024

Field Notes

Container Ship in Distress in the Estuary: QMMERN on Alert

7 Short Blasts and 1 Long Blast “I was woken up by seven short blasts followed by one long one.…

|Field Notes 14/3/2024

Whales in the Flesh!

Friday morning, September 22, 2023. Warning: Not for the faint of heart! I wake up shortly after dawn. The golden…

|Field Notes 3/11/2023

In Search of Large Rorquals

It's 5:45 a.m., and I'm already awake and excitedly waiting for news from the research team of the Group for…

|Field Notes 25/10/2023
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Hot Topics

ROUND-UP OF 2024 NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE NEWS

After being hunted for centuries, today’s North Atlantic right whales face many challenges, including entanglements with fishing gear, ship strikes…

|Hot Topics 14/3/2024

Round-up of 2023 North Atlantic Right Whale News

After being hunted for centuries, today’s North Atlantic right whales face many challenges, including entanglements with fishing gear, ship strikes…

|Hot Topics 13/4/2023

All the news on North Atlantic right whales in 2022

The North Atlantic right whale is a particularly vulnerable cetacean species, currently numbering fewer than 350 individuals. The survival of…

|Hot Topics 28/3/2022
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Marine Mammal Emergencies

Tic Tac Toe – Live

The humpback whale Tic Tac Toe has been back in the Marine Park since May 29. Images transmitted to the…

|Marine Mammal Emergencies 11/6/2024

2023 Beluga Mortality Assessment: The Trend Continues

According to data from the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network (QMMERN), last year saw the recovery of 17 beluga…

|Marine Mammal Emergencies 25/4/2024

Satellite Teams: Strengthening QMMERN’s Response Capacity across Quebec’s Vast Territory

With fewer phone calls coming into Marine Mammal Emergencies (UMM) in winter than during the high season, it’s the perfect…

|Marine Mammal Emergencies 28/3/2024
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News

Cetaceans: the new stars of vocal rhythm research

Cetaceans could be the new stars of vocal rhythm research. A recent study provides the reasons behind why these species…

|News 3/7/2024

Gala de la Terre Supports Three Environmental Organizations

The 2024 Gala de la Terre was a huge success! The third edition of this major event took place at…

|News 27/6/2024
Rorqual commun qui saute hors de l'eau.

Physical Indicators: A Different Way to Study Whales

How do we know whether or not the whales of the St. Lawrence are doing well? This is the mission…

|News 27/6/2024
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Observation of the Week

Whale Frenzy

From the smallest to the largest, whales of all sorts are currently gathered in the St. Lawrence! Harbour porpoises are…

|Observation of the Week 11/7/2024

Return of Siam and a Basking Shark in Gaspésie

Siam, the estuary’s oldest humpback whale, is back! Whales were swimming just about everywhere in the St. Lawrence, including good…

|Observation of the Week 4/7/2024

Gaspar, Piton and Blue Whales in the Gulf

It appears that whales have finally made a big return to the estuary and gulf! From one end of the…

|Observation of the Week 27/6/2024
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Whale Q&A

Why are North Atlantic right whales unable to reproduce?

The birth rate of North Atlantic right whales is very close to the species’ mortality rate. Classified as endangered for…

|Whale Q&A 9/7/2024

Sei Whale vs. Bowhead Whale: What’s the Difference?

Despite their similar names in French, the sei whale and the bowhead whale are two very distinct species! To eliminate…

|Whale Q&A 6/6/2024

How can I find work with whales?

In a few weeks from now, scientists will be plying the waters of the St. Lawrence with the aim of…

|Whale Q&A 1/5/2024
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