Where are the whales this week?
A tightly knit network of experienced observers who live according to the rhythm of the St. Lawrence throughout the year. On the waves or on shore, they scan the horizon with passion and patience, watching for the slightest spout. It is thanks to their sharp eyes and living words that we are able to write News from Afield week in and week out. A big thank you to all of our precious collaborators!
Here is the map of observations reported this week. It gives an idea of the presence of whales and does not at all represent the actual distribution of whales in the St. Lawrence. Use it for fun! To read the chronicle of the observations associated with the map, click here: Rumba!
Click on the whale or the seal icon to find out more about the corresponding observation (specie, number of individuals, info, pictures). To enlarge the map, click on the top right corner icon.
To see the list of the observations, click on the top left corner.
This map represents an order of magnitude rather than a comprehensive survey.
Legend for the whales
Dark grey: Fin Whale
Black: Right Whale
Turquoise: Humpback Whale
Dark blue: Blue Whale
Light grey: Minke Whale
Yellow: Unknown species
Legend for the dolphins
Light grey: Beluga
Brown: Harbour Porpoise
Legend for the seals
Grey: Grey Seal
Brown: Harp Seal
Turquoise: Harbour Seal
Observations from 2019
August 22 to 28, 2019: Summer Not Quite Over for the Whales
August 8 to 14, 2019: Out of the Ordinary
July 25 to August 8, 2019: Cetacean Acrobats
July 19 to 24, 2019: Tiny Calf Will Become Giant
July 11 to 18, 2019: Noteworthy Fish and Whales Galore
July 4 to 10, 2019: First Dolphins of the Year and a Great-Grandmother
June 22 to 28, 2019: Fins on the horizon!
June 15 to 21, 2019: Large Rorquals from the North Shore to the Gaspé Peninsula
June 7 to 14, 2019 : Tic Tac Toe, Snowball, Petite Fleur and Leprechaun
May 30 to June 6, 2019: Tiny Fish Fall Prey to Teeth and Baleen
Observations from 2018