2018 / 08 / 30
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?
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
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
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...
2017 / 07 / 04
Whale-watching tours: opportunities to educate and raise awareness?
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...
2016 / 09 / 01
Collision off Les Bergeronnes: Lessons to be Learned?
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
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!
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. ...
2015 / 08 / 31
Do Tides Have an Influence on Whales?
Tides – generally two high and two low per day – generate and influence ocean currents. In turn, these currents act directly and indirectly on the movements and distribution of whales....
2015 / 08 / 20
Cap sur les baleines, Episode 1: Hugues Durocher
Cap sur les baleines is a webseries presenting whales through the eyes of those who encounter them on a daily basis. In each episode, enter a new universe, discover a new approach to these giants that...