2018 / 11 / 01
A sperm whale, again!
We all have our favourite species, including our favourite whales. For our collaborator Renaud Pintiaux, “The sperm whale is a species that fascinates me most in the world.” On October 29,...
2017 / 11 / 24
Do whales use tools?
This week, a video was swirling around several social media in which a male dolphin could be seen bringing a sponge to a female. This curious behaviour has raised many questions not only amongst scien...
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...
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...
2015 / 10 / 15
Why so many questions?
The 1-877-7baleine call centre team frequently says that their work often resembles that of a detective! When a mammal is seen beached or adrift, it is not always easy for a novice to determine what s...
2015 / 08 / 11
Right Whales Seen from the Sky
During an aerial survey on August 7, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spots over twenty North Atlantic right whales 35 nautical miles southeast of the entrance to...
2015 / 07 / 22
A Whiskery Creature in La Baie
July 20, 2015: Long whiskers appear on the water surface; a bearded seal startles a photographer at the marina in the town of La Baie on the Saguenay....
2015 / 07 / 10
North Atlantic Right Whale Observed near Île Rouge
On the afternoon of Friday, July 10, the GREMM team aboard the Bleuvet, while tracking belugas offshore, had a surprising encounter with a North Atlantic right whale near Île Rouge in the middle of t...
2015 / 07 / 10
Four Killer Whales in the Lower North Shore, One Possibly Identified
Photos taken between La Tabatière and Gros-Mécatina in the Basse-Côte-Nord region (in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Newfoundland) confirm the presence of four killer whales on July 4, possibly thre...