A Timeline of the Humpback Whale of the St-Lawrence


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A Timeline of the Humpback Whale of the St-Lawrence

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Also available in french/ Aussi disponible en francais. A definitive timeline of sightings of the humpback whale which frequented populated areas of the Saint Lawrence River (including Montreal and Quebec City) between May 24 and June 9, when its carcass was discovered. It was written by the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) which looks to follow and preserve the marine mammals of the St-Lawrence ecosystem in their online magazine Whales Online/Baleines en Direct.
The rare siting of so large a whale so far upstream brought joy to those who witnessed it and contributed to the overall feeling that nature is flourishing as traffic decreases due to the pandemic. However, the whale's necropsy showed it likely died after being struck by one of the large vessels which ply the St-Lawrence regularly.
nature, animals, environment

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This item was submitted on June 15, 2020 by Hope Gresser using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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