fin whale

  • 2019 / 08 / 17

    Studying Fin Whale Distribution to Understand Their Decline

    Par Jeanne Picher-Labrie / Discoveries

    The team at the Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) has been observing fewer and fewer fin whales in the northern parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Is this decline caused by emigration due to a short...

  • Caudal vertebrae of whales are among the smallest vertebrae. This fin whale caudal vertebra was still bigger than my face. © GREMM 2018 / 12 / 19

    My Week at the Whale Warehouse… by Jasspreet Sahib

    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Field notes

    It all started with Marie-Ève, my Editor-in-Chief, asking me, “Would you like to spend a week with skeletons, Jass?” Next thing I knew, I was at GREMM’s skeleton facility, the whale warehouse l...

  • La population mondiale de rorquals communs serait en train de se rétablir, selon l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN). Toutefois, la population visitant le Saint-Laurent n’est peut-être pas tirée d’affaire//The global fin whale population is believed to be recovering, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, the population visiting the St. Lawrence may not be out of the woods just yet. © GREMM 2018 / 12 / 13

    New status for fin whales: on the road to recovery?

    Par Aurélie Lagueux-Beloin / Issues

    Fin whales may not be the largest of the whales, but they are certainly one of the fastest! This advantage long allowed them to escape the whaler’s harpoon, at least until the 20th century when whal...

  • 2018 / 10 / 10


    Par Jasspreet Sahib / Whale portraits

    Distinctive Traits Boomerang, also known by the identification number Bp060, has been observed in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park area since September. This female is recognizable by the shape o...

  • 2018 / 09 / 04

    Whaling: Do whales hunted in the Nordic countries visit the St. Lawrence?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Questions from the public

    Are the cetaceans targeted by Icelandic or Norwegian whalers the same ones as those that visit us year after year? (Part 3 of 3 of the “Whaling” Series) The fin whales that visit the St. Lawre...

  • 2018 / 08 / 22

    Whaling: Hunting in the 21st Century

    Par Béatrice Riché / Issues

    In early July, images of whaling sparked a controversy. Sea Shepherd is concerned that Icelandic whalers have slaughtered a blue whale, which is endangered and protected by an international moratorium...