2018 / 12 / 13
December 8: Gaspé Bay is glowing in the sun. A balloon-shaped spout erupts from the water surface, followed by a second one. Two black backs swim side by side. A black and white tail appears, then an...
2018 / 11 / 07
Mériscope: Overview of Minke Whales
A 23-foot orange Zodiac called Narval is used to approach minke whales. On board you will find the Mériscope crew, equipped with binoculars, cameras and a crossbow. Founded in 2001, this independent ...
2018 / 10 / 25
Fewer Eyes on the Water, but Whales Remain
“Can killer whales be seen in Gaspé Bay?” asks a kayaker out at sea with a group near Grande-Grave, off the Gaspé Peninsula. Maybe! Killer whales are occasional visitors to the Gulf, and...
2018 / 10 / 03
Beached Minke Whale Carcass at Pointe-aux-Outardes
On the morning of September 22, a minke whale carcass appeared off the coast of Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park. After drifting for a few hours, it finally washed ashore not far from the welcome centr...
2018 / 09 / 04
Whaling: Do whales hunted in the Nordic countries visit the St. Lawrence?
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
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...
2017 / 06 / 08
Second Minke Whale Stranded in Lévis in One Year
Update On the afternoon of June 6, veterinarian Stéphane Lair conducted a cursory external exam of the minke whale. It was confirmed that the animal is a male minke whale, probably less than one year...
2017 / 06 / 07
Minke Whale with Calf and Two Fin Whales… by Renaud Pintiaux
June 2, 2017. Foray off Tadoussac and an exceptional morning observation! According to my information, this is the first one in our sector since… 2003! Near buoy S05 (not far from the mouth of t...