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...
2018 / 12 / 19
My Week at the Whale Warehouse… by Jasspreet Sahib
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...
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 / 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...
2017 / 06 / 30
What is the function of the callosities in right whales?
A text from Sonia Villalon The callosities in right whales are irregular patches of thickened and keratinized tissues. These tissues are habitat for three species of amphipod crustaceans specializing ...