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Weekly Account of Station Activities

  August 14, 2005 This week marked the return of our Blanc-Sablon research crew. Christian Ramp and Thomas Doniol-Valcroze spent five weeks on the Lower North Shore. Through this research expedition, Christian was able to collect the data he needed to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Bremen, Germany, on the population structure and dynamics of Humpback Whales in...

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Gulf of St. Lawrence Fin Whale sightings

During the last two seasons large concentrations of fin whales have been observed in the Mingan Island-Anticosti Region. The 2004 season was characterized by dense aggregations of individuals (up to 60 finbacks observed in a single day) consistently located in a small area south of Riviere-au-Tonnerre. In 2005, fin whales were more dispersed throughout the Jacques Cartier Passage, which tends...

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Iceland to Baffin via Greenland expedition July/August 2005

Iceland to Baffin via Greenland expedition July/August 2005 In May Geoff Green of Students on Ice asked me to join the science staff on an expedition for high school students from Iceland to Baffin aboard the Explorer-a vessel famous for its treks in polar waters. I agreed to take part and on July 22 was back in Iceland where I...

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