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Marine mammal science

Species information, studies, and reports.

On social media

Services and information

Browse aquatic species

Searchable database filtered by name, group, region, province, territory and conservation status.

Protecting whales

Actions to help protect Canada's endangered whales.

Population dynamics

Harp and grey seal, St. Lawrence and Nunavik beluga, bowhead whales and narwhal.

Role of marine mammals in marine ecosystems

Marine mammal population dynamics and prey population mortality.

Human impacts on marine mammals

The issue of small cetacean (porpoise) bycatch and researching human impacts on marine mammals.

Impacts of climate change on marine mammals

How climate change is impacting animals in the Arctic, Hudson Bay, Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northwest Atlantic.

North Pacific humpback whale population study: 2004 to 2006

Why we needed the study, our goals and new population data.

Sea otter research

Population monitoring, recovery, conservation, how to report a sighting and publications.

Ocean Tracking Network

Tracking large-scale migration, movements and the remote habitats of marine species.

Satellite recorders

Satellite-linked transmitters are miniaturized sensors recording physical data.

Atlantic seal science task team

Gathering input on science activities and programs related to seals and their role in the ecosystem in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

North Atlantic seal science

Research on seals in Atlantic Canada.

Laboratories and teams

Scientists and science programs based in research institutes across the country.

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