2019 / 08 / 09
Military Sonar: A Threat to Blue Whales’ Recovery?
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...
2019 / 07 / 29
Do Planes and Helicopters Disturb Whales?
Whales are particularly sensitive to noise, whether human-made or natural. Noise can interfere with their communication and affect their behaviour. So, can planes and helicopters flying over their hab...
2019 / 02 / 18
Correlation Confirmed Between Military Sonar and Beaked Whale Mass Strandings
Noise pollution is a growing threat for whales, notably for the beluga population of the St. Lawrence, which is affected by the frequent passing of commercial vessels. Elsewhere in the world, such as ...
2017 / 12 / 06
Drilling near the St. Lawrence: a threat to marine mammals?
Between now and Christmas, the Government of Quebec is hoping to put into place a regulatory framework for hydrocarbon exploitation in Quebec. Draft regulations for the implementation of the Petroleum...
2017 / 11 / 08
Boats to Maintain Greater Distance from Killer Whales
By next spring, vessels off the coast of British Columbia will no longer be permitted to approach within 200 metres of southern resident killer whales, announced DFO Minister Dominic LeBlanc on Octobe...
2017 / 08 / 09
Let’s Talk Whales! Online consultation on endangered whales
With Let’s Talk Whales, the Government of Canada is launching a comprehensive online public consultation on protective measures to implement for the recovery of three cetacean species classified as ...
2017 / 05 / 18
Toward a Better Co-existence of Shipping Traffic and Belugas in the St. Lawrence
To facilitate the recovery of whales at risk in the St. Lawrence, researchers, wildlife managers and industry are working together to develop measures to reduce the various threats faced by whales. Bu...
2016 / 01 / 07
Boat Speed Noise Responsible for Disturbance of Killer Whales
The speed of boats travelling in the vicinity of killer whales is believed to be the greatest factor affecting ambient noise levels. Such was the finding of a team of US researchers who have worked wi...
2015 / 10 / 19
US Navy to Limit its Military Activities for the Sake of Whale Conservation
An agreement has been signed between the US Navy and environmental groups to limit military activities that are harmful to whales in risk areas, particularly in southern California and near the Hawaii...
2015 / 09 / 09
Can whales experience the bends like divers do?
Marine mammals, being champion divers, have morphological, physiological and behavioural adaptations not only to reduce nitrogen accumulation in their tissues, but also to manage nitrogen that has acc...