belugas

  • Un parasite qui infeste les chats se trouve aussi chez les bélugas du Saint-Laurent/A parasite that infests cats is also found in the St. Lawrence belugas. © GREMM 2018 / 11 / 19

    Does cat poop pose a problem for belugas?

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Discoveries

    On cat litter bags is a warning for pregnant women concerning a parasite found in cat feces. What is even more surprising is that this same parasite can also attack belugas. Close to half of all St. L...

  • 2018 / 11 / 01

    A sperm whale, again!

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    We all have our favourite species, including our favourite whales. For our collaborator Renaud Pintiaux, “The sperm whale is a species that fascinates me most in the world.” On October 29,...

  • 2018 / 10 / 18

    Beluga Bonanza

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Observation of the week

    Yesterday a visitor at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) saw several belugas across the Saguenay Fjord through light flurries. “We saw at least 15-20 of them”, she said. The same day,...

  • 2018 / 09 / 17

    Opening of the Northwest Passage: Marine Mammals at Risk

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Beluga / Issues

    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

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Beluga / Discoveries

    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

    Par Collaboration spéciale / Beluga / Field notes

    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!

    Par Timothée Perrero / Beluga / Field notes

    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

    Par Béatrice Riché / Beluga / Discoveries

    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!

    Par Équipe BpJam / Field notes

    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

    Par Jaclyn Aubin / Field notes

    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...