Marine mammal research
The Centre of Expertise in Marine Mammalogy was established in 2004. Its expert teams conduct research on marine mammal species across Canada.
Services and information
Protecting Southern Resident killer whale, North Atlantic right whale and St. Lawrence estuary beluga.
Impacts of grey seals on cod stocks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, related science journal articles.
Harp and grey seal, St. Lawrence and Nunavik beluga, bowhead whales and narwhal.
Marine mammal population dynamics and prey population mortality.
Researching human impacts on marine mammals, including the issue of small cetacean (porpoise) bycatch.
How climate change is impacting animals in the Arctic, Hudson Bay, Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northwest Atlantic.
Why we needed the study, our goals and new population data.
Population monitoring, recovery and conservation, how to report a sighting and publications.
Scientists and science programs based in research institutes across the country.
The study of marine species is challenging given their large-scale migration and movements and remote habitat.
Satellite-linked transmitters are miniaturized sensors recording physical data.
Links to information related to marine mammal research in Canada.
What we are doing
- Scientific Research Report, 2015-2017
- Scientific Research Report, 2012-2014
- Scientific Research Report, 2009-2011
- Scientific Research Report, 2006-2008
- Whale call sounds of whales in Eastern Canada
- Our Scientists: Marianne Marcoux
- Our Scientists: John Ford
- Our Scientists: Lisa Loseto
- General distribution of humpback whales in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence
- Blue whale sightings in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence
- Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) counts and haulout locations across the British Columbia coast
- Marine mammal interactions at BC marine finfish aquaculture sites
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