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ON-SITE Observation of whales

Overview of the observations from August 11 to 18, 2016

 

On-site observation aims to inform you about our actual whale sightings off shore. These data illustrate the number of species spotted at the site of the cruises.  It is important to realize that every cruise is unique.

 

By Chantal St-Hilaire, biologist guide aboard the AML Grand Fleuve.

BALEEN WHALES: THE MYSTICETES

SPECIES

AVERAGE SIGHTINGS / DAY

STARS & BEHAVIORS

LOCATION(S)

Minke 25 Sudden appearance, some breach were seen. Various Areas
Fin Whale 8 TROU and ORION were seen! Many breach! Cap de Granite and offshore Tadoussac
Humpback Whale 3

New arrival: GASPAR, 1 year old

Sudden appearance, many breach were seen.

Cap de Granite and Pointe à la Carriole
Blue Whale - - -

 

 TOOTHED WHALES: THE ODONTOCETES
SPECIES AVERAGE SIGHTINGS / DAY STARS & BEHAVIORS LOCATION(S)
Beluga +/- 60 Presence of adults and  juveniles! Various Areas
Harbour Porpoise 10 N/A N/A
Seals +300 N/A N/A

 

BIRD SPECIES
Presence of Cormorants, Alca Toarda Razorbills, Eider ducks, Black-legged kittiwake, Bonaparte's gull and Parasitic jaeger.