2018 / 09 / 17
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 marine mammals to the test. Ship strikes and increased light a...
2018 / 08 / 28
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 cetaceans – the beluga and the narwhal – join the ranks of the sel...
2018 / 08 / 03
“Mom, can you hear me?” Season #2
By Valeria Vergara and Marie-Ana Mikus (guest researchers from Ocean Wise Conservation Association) Time flies on the beluga research tower in Baie Sainte-Marguerite in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marin...
2018 / 07 / 30
With the Belugas… and Their Waist Measurements!
For the past several years, scientists have been using drones to study wildlife in their natural environment. Besides the esthetic appeal of the images they provide, drones provide a different perspec...
2018 / 07 / 26
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 an uptick in human activities in the region. How can we minimize the impact on t...
2018 / 07 / 23
With the Belugas… and a Narwhal!
A new season is getting underway aboard GREMM’s Zodiac, the BpJAM. New season, new team! This year, the crew is composed of two research assistants returning for their second consecutive season....
2018 / 07 / 10
Back at the Tower: a Second Season in Baie-Sainte-Marguerite
Last Saturday, as I hauled myself up onto the platform of the tower, I felt a flutter of excitement in my chest: finally, after a long year of analyzing data, we were back in the field, at our post in...
2018 / 06 / 22
A New Measure for Belugas in the Marine Park
Calving season for St. Lawrence belugas is right around the corner, and to provide these animals with an area of peace and quiet, Parks Canada has announced a no-boating zone in the Baie Sainte-...
2017 / 10 / 31
Stranded Newborn Beluga in Alaska Still in Intensive Care
Since being found stranded alive on September 30, the newborn beluga of the Cook Inlet population is still in intensive care at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Its condition continues to be monitored by th...