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Belugas in aquariums : a brief history

Follow us on a journey that will take you from the St. Lawrence to Vancouver via Russia, New York and…

|News 25/10/2018

Whales with different methods of filtering

Baleen refers to the stiff plates of keratin that hang off the upper jaw of some whales, more precisely mysticetes……

|News 12/10/2018

Glasses to see the world like a whale

How would you like to “see” the world the same way a dolphin, a beluga or a sperm whale does?…

|News 19/9/2018

Whaling : poised to fizzle out?

In early July, images of whaling sparked a controversy. Sea Shepherd is concerned that Icelandic whalers have slaughtered a blue whale, which…

|News 28/8/2018

Whaling : hunting in the 21st century

In early July, images of whaling sparked a controversy. Sea Shepherd is concerned that Icelandic whalers have slaughtered a blue whale,…

|News 22/8/2018

Hydrodynamics of humpbacks as a health indicator

The way whales slip through the water can tell us if they are in good physical shape, reveals a study published…

|News 15/8/2018

Protecting belugas from increasing shipping traffic in the arctic

The Arctic is undergoing a transformation. Melting pack ice is opening up new shipping routes and setting the stage for…

|News 15/7/2018

Robots amongst the whales

Remote-controlled gadgets are becoming more popular for studying whales. Some have wings; some have propellers; other have sails or even…

|News 22/5/2018

Beluga, what are you doing under the water?

The lives of diving animals take place for the most part under water, out of human sight. Can we, by…

|News 16/5/2018

An elusive species faces extinction

Researchers are sounding the alarm to prevent the imminent disappearance of the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale. “This mammal is…

|News 1/3/2018

Stopping the flow of plastics into the ocean

Last week, the European Commission unveiled its strategy for reducing the amount of plastic waste landfilled and discharged into the…

|News 26/1/2018

What NASA data can tell us about mass strandings

Solar storms are not the primary cause of mass cetacean strandings in Cape Cod Bay, claims a new study conducted…

|News 10/1/2018

Do dolphins get Alzheimer’s?

For the first time, a study has shown clear signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a wild animal: the dolphin. Both…

|News 15/12/2017

Drilling near the St. Lawrence: A threat to marine mammals?

Between now and Christmas, the Government of Quebec is hoping to put into place a regulatory framework for hydrocarbon exploitation…

|News 5/12/2017

Could solar storms be to blame for a mass stranding?

The stranding of 29 sperm whales in the North Sea in early 2016 may have been caused by solar storms…

|News 15/11/2017

Boats to maintain greater distance from killer whales

By next spring, vessels off the coast of British Columbia will no longer be permitted to approach within 200 metres…

|News 7/11/2017

Bigger brain, greater degree of sociability?

Is there a correlation between brain size and the diversity of social behaviours exhibited by a species? In cetaceans, it…

|News 24/10/2017

Microorganisms in whale breath

A large group of bacteria was identified for the first time in the breath (or blow) of humpback whales. Whether…

|News 17/10/2017

Underwater mines: biologists concerned

Japan announced last week that it had successfully extracted zinc, gold, copper and lead from the seabed along the coast…

|News 10/10/2017

North Atlantic right whales declining since 2010, confirms study

Thanks to a new statistical model, US government researchers and the New England Aquarium are able to more accurately estimate…

|News 2/10/2017

Who wants to play beluga researcher?

A team of researchers from Manitoba needs your eyes to sort through thousands of underwater photos of belugas. Are you…

|News 26/9/2017

Ancient whales with teeth like lions

Ancient whales had extremely sharp teeth, similar to those of land-based predators such as lions and dingoes, recently discovered researchers…

|News 14/9/2017

Reduced speed limits for ships: an effective measure for protecting whales?

In order to protect North Atlantic right whales, the Canadian government has temporarily reduced speed limits for large vessels in…

|News 30/8/2017

Whales in the nets

As evidenced by the news in the past few weeks, when whales get entangled in fishing gear, there can be…

|News 28/7/2017

Less and less oxygen in the St. Lawrence

During their recent mission aboard the Coriolis II, researchers observed the lowest concentrations of dissolved oxygen ever recorded in the…

|News 21/7/2017

Whale alert app now available in French

Whale Alert, an application developed to reduce the risk of collisions between ships and whales, is now available in French.…

|News 12/7/2017

Whale-watching tours: opportunities to educate and raise awareness?

A case study in Juneau, Alaska demonstrates the potential of whale-watching tours as an educational and public awareness tool for…

|News 7/7/2017

Banned flame retardants still present in St. Lawrence belugas

Despite the measures that have been put into place in Canada since 2006 to reduce the concentrations of certain flame…

|News 13/6/2017

Vaquita could disappear within a year

On September 26, 2018, scientists aboard the Narval spotted a pair of vaquitas: one of the individuals was much smaller…

|News 29/5/2017

Blue whale feeding disturbed by nearby watercraft

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Rimouski-based Institute of Ocean…

|News 22/5/2017

Summer closure of fisheries: a potential solution for protecting right whales?

To ensure the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, should we mitigate the risk of entanglements with fishing equipment?…

|News 18/5/2017

Toward a better co-existence of shipping traffic and belugas in the St. Lawrence

To facilitate the recovery of whales at risk in the St. Lawrence, researchers, wildlife managers and industry are working together…

|News 15/5/2017

North Atlantic right whales making headlines: what’s going on?

In recent months, the North Atlantic right whale has been much talked about. An unprecedented number of whales in Cape…

|News 27/4/2017

How does a predator go about eating an eight-legged prey almost as big as itself?

With no hands, how can one get the better of a live eight-armed prey measuring over one metre long equipped…

|News 20/4/2017

Counting whales from space

Can whales be counted using photos taken from outer space? Two researchers from Perth, Australia, are attempting to conduct a…

|News 25/2/2017

Hundreds of whales beached in New Zealand

Last weekend, over 600 pilot whales ran aground at Farewell Spit Beach in New Zealand. Hundreds of volunteers attempted to…

|News 15/2/2017
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US standards to reduce global bycatch?

Since January 1, 2017, the United States has adopted a new seafood import regulation: foreign fisheries wishing to export to…

|News 13/2/2017

US standards to reduce global bycatch?

Since January 1, 2017, the United States has adopted a new seafood import regulation: foreign fisheries wishing to export to…

|News 10/2/2017

Marine mammals in a warmer and less icy St. Lawrence

A study released this month by the Maurice Lamontagne Institute of Fisheries and Oceans Canada reveals that significant changes are…

|News 31/1/2017

Baby on mom’s left or right?

Do you tend to carry your baby on your left? And does your child tend to position themselves so that…

|News 24/1/2017
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A recovery plan for the Alaskan belugas

In these early days of 2017, the US government released its Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Plan, a population listed as…

|News 12/1/2017

A recovery plan for Alaskan belugas

In these early days of 2017, the US government released its Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Plan, a population listed…

|News 12/1/2017

Baby beluga in the limelight in 2016

Reported on Radio-Canada’s website by journalist Ariane Perron-Langlois, the story of the live newborn beluga found beached was one of…

|News 10/1/2017

New Marine Protected Area in the Canadian Arctic

On November 16, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced the creation of the largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Canadian…

|News 20/12/2016
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New marine protected area in the canadian arctic

On November 16, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced the creation of the largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Canadian…

|News 15/12/2016

Become an Earth Ranger and Help Protect Belugas !

The Earth Rangers organization helps protect St. Lawrence belugas and invites all children and their families to participate in the…

|News 30/11/2016

National Oceans Protection Plan: Necessary, but…

Last week, the Government of Canada announced its $1.5 billion, 5-year National Oceans Protection Plan. The plan aims to create…

|News 17/11/2016
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National oceans protection plan: necessary but….

Last week, the Government of Canada announced its $1.5 billion, 5-year National Oceans Protection Plan. The plan aims to create…

|News 17/11/2016

Beluga Skeleton at Collège Lionel-Groulx

Since late August 2016, there has been a new permanent resident in the Nature Wing of the Collège Lionel-Groulx: a…

|News 29/9/2016
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Beluga skeleton at Lionel-Groulx college

Since late August 2016, there has been a new permanent resident in the Nature Wing of the Collège Lionel-Groulx: a…

|News 29/9/2016

Nine Populations of Humpbacks Taken off Endangered Species List

On September 6, 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US agency that manages and protects whale stocks,…

|News 26/9/2016

Safer Fishing Rope for Whales

The US government recently granted $180,000 to the New England Aquarium to design safer fishing gear for whales – namely…

|News 6/9/2016

Boater Awareness

In the latest issue of its magazine Plaisance (September 2016), the Regroupement des plaisanciers du Québec (Quebec boaters society, RQP) reminds recreational boaters of…

|News 25/8/2016
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Leave it or learn

Last June 30, when a newborn beluga orphan was found on a beach in Rivière-du-Loup, a team from the Group for Research and…

|News 26/7/2016
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Remarkable mobilization for the adoption of the beluga Amino

On June 12, 2016, following the broadcast of Animo on ICI Radio-Canada Télé, viewers rallied in large numbers to collectively adopt the eponymously-named…

|News 20/6/2016
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A sanctuary for cetaceans: a controversial project

A group of activists has announced its plans to create the world’s first coastal sanctuary for cetaceans – whales, dolphins,…

|News 24/5/2016
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Critical St.Lawrence beluga habitat to be protected at last

The Government of Canada has published a notice in the Canada Gazette announcing that under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA),…

|News 17/5/2016