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ON-SITE Observation of whales

Overview of the observations from June 14 to 21, 2018

 

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 In front of Tadoussac
Fin Whale 2 « Ti croche » Capitaine Crochet's hatchling Inaccessible sites
Humpback Whale  

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Blue Whale   - -

 

 TOOTHED WHALES: THE ODONTOCETES
SPECIES AVERAGE SIGHTINGS / DAY STARS & BEHAVIORS LOCATION(S)
Beluga +/- 30 Observation of a Narwhal Whale with a herd of belugas. Various Areas, HFP
Harbour Porpoise 2 - Various areas
Seals +/- 5 Grey and Groenland seals  

 

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