2016 / 03 / 22
Blue Whales of Antarctica: Three Populations of Giants
The Antarctic blue whale, which is endangered, falls into three genetically distinct populations. ...
2016 / 02 / 02
As the Crow Flies: Drones as a Promising Research Tool
Drones offer researchers new means of obtaining data on wild animal populations. They help enlarge the field of view of a marine area from a research vessel or from shore, reduce the time required to ...
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 / 11 / 25
Belugas on the Move
Video Clip Presenting the Project: Stunning Footage
This project and how it has unfolded to date are presented in this video clip by Yannick Rose © Productions Novo Media 2014; amazing images of belugas and researchers in action! ...
2015 / 11 / 13
New Information on Extremely Rare Omura’s Whales
Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai), formerly considered to be a "pygmy form" of the Bryde's whale, was recognized as a full species in 2003. This fall, an international team published the re...
2015 / 10 / 19
With the Belugas: Week of September 21, 2015
It's the third and last week of the intensive biopsy program for St. Lawrence belugas. Our goal is to obtain 50 biopsies in each of the three years of the project. We begin the week with 28 biopsies i...
2015 / 10 / 07
With the Belugas: Week of September 14, 2015
In this second week of the intensive beluga biopsy program, we have spent 16 hours with these animals. Autumn can be felt in the air: daylight hours are shorter and it is biting cold on the water! Str...
2015 / 10 / 02
With the Belugas: Week of September 7, 2015
This week, we take a closer look at the intensive beluga biopsy program. On September 11, strong winds from the northeast force us to head up the Saguenay Fjord to Baie Sainte-Marguerite, an enigmatic...
2015 / 09 / 30
Pregnancy Tests for Belugas
The final day of the program was September 25. Weather conditions were favourable, which allowed the team to work on the water for several days this fall during the three weeks dedicated to the projec...
2015 / 09 / 28
With the Belugas: Week of August 31, 2015
In 18 hours with belugas this week, we conducted four censuses and encountered several herds of females with young and newborns. Here's one of the highlights!...