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Putting a face to a call : identifying belugas acoustically

A herd of belugas breaks through the surface of the water as their squawks, chirps, whistles and grunts fill the…

|News 8/1/2019

My week at the whale warehouse

It all started with Marie-Ève, my Editor-in-Chief, asking me, “Would you like to spend a week with skeletons, Jass?” Next…

|Field Notes 7/1/2019

The right whale tale : a year-in-review (2018)

Once believed to be the “right” whales to hunt, the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population has been…

|News 20/12/2018

Why do cetaceans die?

Just like us, cetaceans (whales, porpoises, and dolphins) have a range of reasons that can lead to mortality. Because of…

|Whale Q&A 5/12/2018

It’s Now or Never for the Vaquitas

Latest sightings of calves bring a new hope for the cetacean that is face-to-face with extinction: the vaquita (Phocoena sinus).…

|News 28/11/2018

One Weekend; Two Mass Strandings in New Zealand

About 145 black-bodied whales laid out on a long, sandy beach when two hikers, Liz Carson and Julian Ripoll, stumbled…

|News 28/11/2018

Trap-Feeding: a New Creative Feeding Method

Innovation often derives from need. So has been the case for humpback whales off northeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Humpbacks…

|News 27/11/2018

Southern resident killer whales : new measures announced

The Government of Canada announced further actions to help protect the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) on October 31,…

|News 14/11/2018

Ocean School: The Future of Ocean Literacy

Dive deep into the vast blue ocean with turtles, whales and fish right from the convenience of your home or…

|News 31/10/2018

Are there krill in the wintertime?

Yes, there are krill in the St. Lawrence in the wintertime. According to a recent study by Dr. Yvan Simard…

|Whale Q&A 29/10/2018

Beluga Bonanza

Yesterday a visitor at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) saw several belugas across the Saguenay Fjord through light flurries.…

|Observation of the Week 18/10/2018

How do whales go on long dives? 

Whales are marine mammals that dive for various reasons, such as: feeding and mating. Their prey are found at varying…

|Whale Q&A 16/10/2018