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Does cat poop pose a problem for belugas?

On cat litter bags is a warning for pregnant women concerning a parasite found in cat feces. What is even…

|News 12/7/2019

Stranded Grey Whales and Stranded Right Whales: Same Difference?

In early June, the carcass of a female grey whale washes ashore in British Columbia, close to the US border. This is…

|News 20/6/2019

Species at Risk: Fin Whales on the Rebound, Concerns for Sei Whales and Sowerby’s Beaked Whales

On May 6, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) convened in St. John's, Newfoundland, to…

|News 15/5/2019

Killer Whale: The Great White’s Greatest Fear

Imagine for a moment that the formidable shark in Jawswere to meet face to face with the friendly orca from…

|News 25/4/2019

An ancient whale with neither teeth or baleen

Museum collections are full of fossils that haven’t been carefully examined in years. However, by taking a closer look at…

|News 14/1/2019

New status for fin whales: on the road to recovery?

Fin whales may not be the largest of the whales, but they are certainly one of the fastest! This advantage…

|News 12/12/2018

Whales stressed up to their ears

Unlike humans, who can clean out the wax that covers their external ear canal (not with Q-tips of course!), whales…

|News 4/12/2018
En avant-plan, un rorqual commun, en arrière, un béluga et au fond un bateau de croisière

Slowing down, for the whales’ sake

A ship that strikes a whale can cause the latter serious injury. In the St. Lawrence, fin whales are particularly…

|News 10/10/2018

Opening of the Northwest passage : marine mammals at risk

With Arctic shipping routes increasingly used by merchant shipping, an ice-free Arctic Ocean could put the resistance and adaptability of…

|News 17/9/2018

Menopause in belugas and narwhals

Menopause is a rather rare phenomenon. And yet a study published in Scientific Reports reveals that the females of two species of…

|News 27/8/2018

Navigating through the Fog

Our observer from Franquelin notes the presence of four minke whales and four porpoises on July 21. A little farther…

|Observation of the Week 26/7/2018

Analyzing Underwater Sound as if Playing a Video Game

A simulator of marine mammal movements and shipping traffic will be given a new lease of life thanks to a…

|News 26/7/2018

Since whales and ungulates share a common ancestor, are the former able to ruminate?

Whales are carnivores that feed on small shrimp-like crustaceans. Yet their digestive systems do not resemble those of carnivorous mammals.…

|Whale Q&A 6/7/2018

Banc-des-Américains : a new marine protected Area

The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced the creation of a new jointly-managed marine protected area at the American…

|News 4/7/2018