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ON-SITE Observation of whales

Overview of the observations from August 15 to 21, 2017

 

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 +/- 8 Surface feeding Buoy S7, S8, S3 et S5
Fin Whale 5 Caiman and a calf. Trou & Piton. -
Humpback Whale -

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Blue Whale 2 The great star, Chameau -

 

 TOOTHED WHALES: THE ODONTOCETES
SPECIES AVERAGE SIGHTINGS / DAY STARS & BEHAVIORS LOCATION(S)
Beluga +/- 40 Observation of a Narwhal Whale with a herd of belugas. Various Areas
Harbour Porpoise 20 - -
Seals +/- 200 6 harbor seals and 200 gray seals Fjord

 

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