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!
The Observation Map season is over! We will be back in June 2018! Meanwhile, you can find out where are the whales by reading the Observations of the week chronicle.
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
Light grey: Beluga
Dark grey: Fin Whale
Black: Minke Whale
Light blue: Humpback Whale
Dark blue: Blue Whale
Violet: Right Whale
Legend for the dolphins
Brown: Harbour Porpoise
Light grey: White-sided Dolphins
Legend for the seals
Grey: Grey Seal
Brown: Harp Seal
Legend for the sharks
Light grey: Basking Shark
Observations from previous week