The Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) and Parks Canada, along with their financial partners Fondation de la faune du Québec (FFQ) and the Société des établissements de plein air au Québec (SÉPAQ), are publishing a work on large rorquals faithful to the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park region.

This unparallelled catalogue is ideal for any captain, naturalist or simply whale enthusiast who wishes to discover a new chapter in the lives of these titans. Every year, the same whales return from their migration to feed in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence; the most famous “faces” are gathered in this book, which is divided into three sections. It describes the oceanographic characteristics of the St. Lawrence ecosystem that make this area a genuine smorgasbord for marine wildlife. It also contains a description of scientific research that has been carried out in the Marine Park over the past 20+ years and the results of these studies, as well as other unpublished news. Lastly, over 40 whales are featured (fin whales, humpbacks, blue whales and minke whales) that have been identified in the Marine Park since the 1980s, along with their stories and tips to distinguish them individually.

Extracts from the catalogue:

This catalogue was presented and given to tour captains during the Eco-Whale Alliance’s seasonal autumn meeting held on September 1. This catalogue is a valuable tool in the context of their work. A more detailed version for the general public is on sale at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) in Tadoussac and at AML cruise ticket outlets. Profits generated by the sale of this book will go toward the Eco-Whale Alliance Fund, which supports research and education on large rorquals, offshore observation activities and continuing education of captains and naturalists.

To learn more:

About the Eco-Whale Alliance

News - 3/9/2015

Camille Bégin Marchand

Camille Bégin Marchand has been employed for GREMM from 2013 to 2018. Although she began as a naturalist at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre, Camille’s interest in scientific writing would later land her a position on the Whales Online editorial team. With a passion for biology and a deep affection for the region, she is also pursuing a Master’s degree in forest sciences in collaboration with the Tadoussac Bird Observatory (OOT).

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