2018 / 03 / 30
How can a live stranded whale die of asphyxiation?
Ocean water exerts pressure that allows cetaceans to support their mass. Animals such as fin whales and humpback whales can weigh 40-50 tonnes and 25-35 tonnes, respectively. The blue whale – which ...
2017 / 11 / 17
Could solar storms be to blame for a mass stranding?
The stranding of 29 sperm whales in the North Sea in early 2016 may have been caused by solar storms occurring some 150 million kilometres from Earth, according to a study published last August in the...
2017 / 10 / 31
Stranded Newborn Beluga in Alaska Still in Intensive Care
Since being found stranded alive on September 30, the newborn beluga of the Cook Inlet population is still in intensive care at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Its condition continues to be monitored by th...
2017 / 10 / 25
Extremely Rare Beaked Whale Species Stranded in Magdalen Islands
Two carcasses are found side by side on the Pointe-aux-Loups beach on October 13. Observers initially believe they have found two dolphins, one adult and one young. However, they ultimately turn out t...
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 / 02 / 21
Hundreds of Whales Beached in New Zealand
Last weekend, over 600 pilot whales ran aground at Farewell Spit Beach in New Zealand. Hundreds of volunteers attempted to save the surviving whales and return them to the water. Despite this effort o...
2016 / 02 / 18
Rare Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Found Dead in Nova Scotia
On February 7, Nova Scotia's Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network, the Marine Animal Response Society (MARS), received a report of a live stranded dolphin near Blandford, Nova Scotia. After arrivi...
2016 / 02 / 04
Over Twenty Whales Die in North Sea in One Month
Since mid-January, 25 sperm whales have been found beached on the British, Dutch and German coasts. The reasons for these strandings are being studied....
2015 / 10 / 25
What do Belugas Teach Us about the St. Lawrence and about Ourselves? (6/8)
Beluga stories: this is the sixth episode of the transcript of the training lecture given by Robert Michaud at the CIMM on June 22, 2015. In this text and audio episode: beluga fishing of yesteryear w...
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...