Whale-watching

  • 2018 / 10 / 30

    Whale Watching Tips

    Par Jasspreet Sahib /

    An encounter with the whales of the St. Lawrence is an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience. The estuary is an exceptional area for watching them both from shore and on the water. Jacques Yves C...

  • 2018 / 10 / 30

    A Sperm Whale in Front of the Dunes of Tadoussac…By Renaud Pintiaux

    Par Renaud Pintiaux / Field notes

    Gloomy weather, but the river is calm on this October 29th as I embark on the Grand Fleuve for a whale-watching excursion. Shortly after we leave, we start seeing a few minke whales around the mouth...

  • 2018 / 08 / 30

    Gannets Galore!

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    With her tuque snug over her ears, one observer marvels at three gannets as they dive in unison off the rocks of the Cap de Bon-Désir observation site in Les Bergeronnes on August 26. That same day, ...

  • 2018 / 08 / 28

    Whaling: Poised to fizzle out?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Issues

    In early July, images of whaling sparked a controversy. Sea Shepherd is concerned that Icelandic whalers have slaughtered a blue whale, which is endangered and protected by an international moratorium...

  • 2018 / 07 / 13

    Identifying Humpbacks X and Zip

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Observation of the week

    July 7: Having made the trek from Newcastle, England to watch whales, an observer sets up post on the rocks in the Pointe-Rouge conservation area, in Tadoussac. At the end of the day, she sorts thro...

  • 2018 / 07 / 13

    100-Metre Buffer Established for Observing Whales in Canada

    Par Marie-Ève Muller / Actions / Beluga

    Marine mammal conservationists have reason to celebrate: From now on, it will be forbidden to approach within 100 metres of any marine mammal, anywhere in Canada. Prior to July 11, 2018, there were no...

  • © GREMM 2017 / 07 / 04

    Whale-watching tours: opportunities to educate and raise awareness?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Actions / Discoveries

    A case study in Juneau, Alaska demonstrates the potential of whale-watching tours as an educational and public awareness tool for the protection of whales and the marine environment. This study also r...

  • © GREMM 2016 / 09 / 01

    Collision off Les Bergeronnes: Lessons to be Learned?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Issues

    Pending the findings and lessons that might be learned from this incident, the whalesonline.org team wanted to share with the public important information to better understand the incident and initiat...

  • 2016 / 01 / 07

    Boat Speed Noise Responsible for Disturbance of Killer Whales

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Issues

    The speed of boats travelling in the vicinity of killer whales is believed to be the greatest factor affecting ambient noise levels. Such was the finding of a team of US researchers who have worked wi...

  • 2015 / 09 / 03

    New Version of Large Rorqual Catalogue Released!

    Par GREMM / Actions

    This unparallelled catalogue is ideal for any captain, naturalist or simply whale enthusiast who wishes to discover a new chapter in the lives of these titans. ...