2019 / 03 / 06
Blue Whale Migratory Traditions
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 ...
2018 / 04 / 03
Federal Government Announces New Protective Measures for Right Whales
The year 2017 was a particularly grim year for right whales. A total of 17 carcasses were discovered in the North Atlantic. Of these, 12 were found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence – some animals had suc...
2017 / 05 / 11
Summer closure of fisheries: a potential solution for protecting right whales?
To ensure the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, should we mitigate the risk of entanglements with fishing equipment? This is what is being suggested by researchers from the Canadian Wildlife...
2017 / 04 / 28
North Atlantic Right Whales Making Headlines: What’s Going On?
An unprecedented number of whales in Cape Cod Bay in recent weeks and an abnormally low number of newborns observed this winter off the coasts of Georgia and Florida are causing surprise and raising m...
2016 / 02 / 05
Are the Great Whales Capable of Crossing the Entire Ocean?
With their imposing size, baleen whales live on an entirely different scale. For these species, migration usually takes place on a north-south axis, as is the case for humpbacks. However, discoveries ...
2016 / 01 / 20
A Little Spy to Track a Large Cetacean
Update – January 20, 2016: Return to Northern Waters and Media Coverage of the Project!...
2016 / 01 / 19
Belugas on the Move
Update, January 19, 2016: Theories as to Why the Project was not as Successful as Expected
Robert Michaud discusses the theories that might shed some light on why the satellite tag project was not as conclusive as we had anticipated ...
2015 / 12 / 16
Can whales be observed in the Caribbean?
Whale watching in the Caribbean is an increasingly popular activity. These warm waters are well known for large gatherings of humpback whales in the winter; the giants breed and give birth here while ...
2015 / 07 / 08
Where in the World do Humpback Whales Travel to Spend Their Winters and Summers?
Humpbacks are amongst the most studied of all whales. They are faithful to their migration routes, winter breeding grounds and summer feeding areas, a regularity which facilitates monitoring worldwide...