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What’s happening with North Atlantic right whales in 2021?

With a total population estimated to number fewer than 360 individuals, the North Atlantic right whale is one of the…

|Hot Topics 5/3/2021
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Where’s the ice?

As one might expect during the winter, whale sightings are becoming increasingly scarce. A few belugas and scattered large spouts…

|Observation of the Week 22/1/2021

When it comes to whales, how can we remain optimistic about the future?

In the realm of conservation and research, long-term efforts to further our knowledge about cetaceans and protect them continue. This…

|Whale Q&A 18/12/2020

First Right Whale Carcass: Another Calf Struck by a Ship

The first North Atlantic right whale carcass in 2020 was spotted during an aerial survey on June 25, drifting off…

|News 6/7/2020
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Right Whale Protection Measures: Highs and Lows

Since the start of the year, news concerning protection measures specific to North Atlantic right whales has been like a…

|News 25/6/2020
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2020 North Atlantic Right Whale Monitoring

The endangered North Atlantic right whale is subject to special surveillance and protection measures. Since 2017, the species has been…

|Hot Topics 14/5/2020

North Atlantic Right Whales: New and Continuing Measures in 2020

Speed limits reduced to 10 knots in certain areas, closure of fishing zones, increased surveillance: the Government of Canada has…

|Hot Topics 28/2/2020

North Atlantic Right Whale: Dismal Record Mitigated by Mobilization

The future is an increasingly gloomy one for the North Atlantic right whale, an endangered species whose numbers have been…

|News 9/1/2020

Two New Carcasses and Second Right Whale Necropsy for 2019

The Government of Canada announced in a press release that it had discovered two new carcasses offshore, near the Acadian…

|Marine Mammal Emergencies, News 26/6/2019

A seventh calf, but not a baby boom

Since the beginning of the right whale calving season, 7 newborns have been observed. Although the announcement of a seventh…

|News 20/2/2019

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

Right whales : the situation in 2018

2017 was a grim year for the North Atlantic right whales. The deaths of 18 right whales created a shock wave…

|News 12/12/2018

Fishing Season Ends with No Reported Incidents Involving Right Whales

Over the next few days, the lobster and snow crab seasons will end in most parts of the Gulf of…

|News 10/7/2018

New fishery management measures in effort tu curb right whale mortality

Four new management measures for the snow crab fishery have been announced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Dominic LeBlanc…

|News 23/1/2018

Right Whale Mortalities 2017: Overview

In 2017, 18 right whale carcasses have been found in the North Atlantic near the Canadian and US coasts. For…

|News 12/1/2018