North Atlantic Right Whale
2019 / 06 / 26
Two New Carcasses and Second Right Whale Necropsy for 2019
The Government of Canada announced in a press release that it had discovered two new carcasses offshore, near the Acadian Peninsula in New Brunswick and west of the Magdalen Islands in Quebec. There a...
2019 / 02 / 21
A Seventh Calf, But Not a Baby Boom
Since the beginning of the right whale calving season, 7 newborns have been observed. Although the announcement of a seventh birth is encouraging, it is unfortunately still premature to talk about a b...
2019 / 02 / 08
Right Whales: Similar Measures for 2019
The North Atlantic right whale protection measures for 2019 have been announced, and will include measures better suited to the fishing industry, as well as constant monitoring efforts similar to last...
2018 / 12 / 17
Could We Use Facial Recognition for Whales?
Have you ever been asked if you would like to tag someone in your photo on Facebook? It is the ingenious artificial intelligence that detects faces on your photos. Could it be used to identify whales?...
2018 / 12 / 11
Right Whales: the Situation in 2018
2017 was a grim year for the North Atlantic right whales. The deaths of 18 right whales created a shock wave in Canada and the United States. What will 2018 be for the right whales? Measures to reduc...
2018 / 12 / 11
The Right Whale Tale: A Year-in-Review (2018)
Once believed to be the “right” whales to hunt, the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population has been plummeting for at least the last eight years. The latest estimat...
2018 / 07 / 23
First Case of Right Whale Entanglement in 2018
July 13, 2018, 14:45, off the coast of New Brunswick’s Miscou Island, an aerial survey conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) observes a right whale dragging a r...
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...
2018 / 01 / 24
New Fishery Management Measures in Effort to Curb Right Whale Mortality
Four new management measures for the snow crab fishery have been announced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Dominic LeBlanc with the aim of lowering the risk of entanglements for North Atlantic...
2018 / 01 / 15
Right Whale Mortalities 2017: Overview
The carcass of the third of the six dead right whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in June has recently washed ashore in the Magdalen Islands...