blue whale

  • 2019 / 10 / 29

    Are the blue whales in the St. Lawrence getting enough to eat?

    Par Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Discoveries

    In summer, the St. Lawrence is a feeding ground for a number of blue whales of the northwest Atlantic population. They feed exclusively on krill, consuming up to an estimated four tonnes a day of thes...

  • 2019 / 08 / 28

    What does a blue whale use its tongue for?

    Par Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Questions from the public

    Blue whales have a huge tongue that weighs as much as an elephant. In addition to the sense of taste, this organ is also involved in engulfing large volumes of water, a filter-feeding technique specif...

  • Blue whale surfacing 2019 / 08 / 09

    Military Sonar: A Threat to Blue Whales’ Recovery?

    Par Noémie Roy / Article - en / Discoveries

    A new study published in Experimental Biology showed that military sonar can affect the behaviour of the blue whales studied off the coast of California. When exposed to the sound of military mid-freq...

  • Un rorqual bleu s'alimente à la surface de l'eau. 2019 / 03 / 06

    Blue Whale Migratory Traditions

    Par Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Discoveries

    Every day, blue whales must devour up to 4 tonnes of krill before they are full. With such an enormous appetite, it’s no wonder that food is a determining factor in their migration. But how do they ...

  • 2017 / 08 / 03

    B197, or “Pleiades”

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Whale portraits

    From the bulletin Whale Portraits, August 4, 2017 A text by Audrey Tawel-Thibert A column-shaped spout over six metres high, a body reaching up to a phenomenal 27 metres and bluish-gray in colour with...