Climate Change

  • 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 ...

  • 2019 / 02 / 08

    Climate bill to give whales a little boost?

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Actions / Beluga

    A few days before Christmas, the Pact for Transition offered a “climate anti-deficit” bill to Quebec Premier François Legault. This bill aims to force present and future governments to respect Qu...

  • 2018 / 12 / 05

    Whales Stressed up to their Ears

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Discoveries

    Unlike humans, who can clean out the wax that covers their external ear canal (not with Q-tips of course!), whales remain stuck with their wax. This earwax accumulates and forms huge plugs resembling ...

  • On peut voir des lignes de pêche enroulées autour de la nageoire pectorale gauche de cette carcasse de baleine noire de l’Atlantique Nord. L’empêtrement dans les engins de pêche est l’une des principales causes de mortalité chez cette espèce//A dead North Atlantic right whale with visible fishing lines around its left pectoral fin. Fishing gear entanglement is a leading cause of death among cetaceans. © NOAA 2018 / 11 / 26

    Why do cetaceans die?

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Questions from the public

    Just like us, cetaceans (whales, porpoises, and dolphins) have a range of reasons that can lead to mortality. Because of this, when a dead whale washes ashore, finding the cause of death can often be ...

  • © RSears-MICS photos 2017 / 03 / 06

    Intimidating Predators in a Less Icy Arctic

    Par Béatrice Riché / Discoveries / Issues

    A recently published study shows that the presence of killer whales significantly alters the behaviour and distribution of narwhals, even at distances of up to 100 km. ...

  • Rorqual bleu 2017 / 02 / 01

    Marine Mammals in a Warmer and Less Icy St. Lawrence

    Par Béatrice Riché / Issues

    A study released this month by the Maurice Lamontagne Institute of Fisheries and Oceans Canada reveals that significant changes are taking place in the St. Lawrence River: deep waters continue to grow...

  • Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0/Scott Lough 2016 / 12 / 20

    New Marine Protected Area in the Canadian Arctic

    Par Béatrice Riché / Actions

    On November 16, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced the creation of the largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Canadian Arctic: Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam. ...

  • 2016 / 09 / 22

    How is climate change affecting whales?

    Par Olivia Capeillere / Questions from the public

    Several studies support the hypothesis that climate change will have negative impacts on whales. Three main impacts emerge from these publications. But some whales could benefit......

  • 2016 / 04 / 20

    Could Climate Change Benefit Some Cetaceans?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Issues

    Some whales, especially humpback and bowhead whales, could actually benefit from climate change, at least in the short term. ...

  • 2015 / 11 / 19

    What do Belugas Teach Us about the St. Lawrence and about Ourselves? (7/8)

    Par Christine Gilliet – Mots et Marées / Beluga / Issues

    Beluga stories: this is the seventh episode of the transcript of the training lecture given by Robert Michaud at the CIMM on June 22, 2015. In this text and audio episode: the biologist answers questi...