2021, we are back!

2021, we are back! After the 2020 season was cancelled for the first time in 42 years of activity, we are overjoyed to be back at the Mingan Island Cetacean Study for the 2021 season. Researchers and volunteers at the station are doing everything they can to follow sanitary directions closely and avoid an outbreak. To do so, the research...

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Lunge feeding

Belly Up!

Belly Up! Over the last few days, the MICS team and their collaborators witnessed whales turned on their backs on three occasions, but in very different circumstances. Summary of a week filled with whale bellies! Lunge feeding frenzy Now that the team is trained and that two of our boats are ready, we go out at sea every time the...

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Camping in the yard of the station

The season begins at the station

The season begins at the station The interns are finally out of their quarantine! After a week camping in the projection room in the museum or in tents under the observation tower, heating canned meals on a camp stove and living the thrills of an initiation to whale photoidentification while breathing through a mask, they were finally set free, with...

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