Toxic Algal Blooms
2017 / 06 / 06
What was learned from the exceptional red tide of August 2008?
In an interview with Whales Online, phytoplankton ecology researcher Michel Starr from Fisheries and Oceans Canada answers the following question: What was learned from the exceptional red tide (artic...
2015 / 11 / 19
What do Belugas Teach Us about the St. Lawrence and about Ourselves? (7/8)
Beluga stories: this is the seventh 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: the biologist answers questi...
2015 / 10 / 05
What are the causes of mortality of the whales being found on the coasts of Alaska and British Columbia in recent months?
Over thirty whales have been found dead off the coasts of Alaska and British Columbia in the past few months. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), these deaths are ...
2015 / 09 / 27
How Can Microscopic Algae Kill a 45-tonne Whale?
First and foremost, the many species of phytoplankton are not all toxic. Some diatoms and dinoflagellates contain a biological toxin that affects the nervous system of the organisms that consume them....