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Brandverzögerer in Walen des Sankt Lorenz

The Mériscope team is very happy! After the second biopsy sampling season in the Marine Park and the St. Lawrence Estuary, we have five new minke whale biopsies to be analyzed in the framework of our contaminant study. These biopsies will allow us to learn more about the accumulation and effects of halogenated flame retardants…
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Blauwale am Krillbüffet

Six blue whales in one day, in an area of less than 50 square kilometers, that’s the kind of observation that has become less common in the St. Lawrence Estuary in the last ten years. It is a good indication that the krill buffet must be rewarding, since these whales are feeding on krill swarms…
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Mériscope geht in die Lüfte

22 Sept. 2015 – It’s the kind of stuff you are dreaming about as a marine biologist – a high-end camera drone. Recently, a generous sponsor provided the Mériscope with a Phantom Pro drone, equipped with a HD camera and a remote monitoring and controlling panel. The drone opens a whole range of exciting possibilities,…
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St. Lorenz Belugas: Portrait einer bedrohten Population

A sad day for the beluga population of the St. Lawrence, with two dead belugas reported to the Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network of the St. Lawrence Estuary and adjacent gulf. Despite legal protection since 1979 and a comprehensive recovery strategy, the beluga population of the St. Lawrence has been steadily declining for a decade…
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Schadstoffe und ihre Auswirkungen auf die St. Lorenz Wale

„Together we have the power to protect the ocean“: inspired by the theme of the World Oceans Day 2014, the Mériscope launches a multi-year research program on contaminants and their effects on minke whales and belugas of the St. Lawrence estuary, in close collaboration with other research groups, universities, Canadian federal authorities, and the Marine…
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Neue Forschungsstation in Longue-Rive

Some of you may have heard it through the grape vine: the Mériscope has recently concluded a partnership agreement with the Municipality of Longue-Rive, laying the foundation for a permanent research station and an interpretation center in the former church of Sault-au-Mouton. The concept for the interpretation center combines an interactive and playful exhibition on marine ecosystems…
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Zwergwal Monitoring: Ergebnisse einer Langzeitstudie

In the framework of our minke whale monitoring project, the Mériscope team has analyzed the sighting data of the years 2001-2013. Two direct results of this study are a bachelor thesis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and the launch of our minke whale catalogue. We have also initiated a wide collaboration…
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Internationale Polarjahr 2012 Konferenz in Montreal

May 4, 2012 – The International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 From Knowledge to Action Conference was held in Montreal from April 22-27. This conference, together with the preceding workshop for polar educators, was clearly one of the most stimulating networking and learning experiences I have ever had. The IPY 2012 Conference brought together 3150 people from 45…
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Wissenschafts-Expo 2012 in Bergeronnes, Québec

Feb. 4, 2012 – On February 2nd, the Expo-Science 2012 took place in Grandes Bergeronnes on the upper north shore of the St. Lawrence estuary. The exhibit, which was at its second edition this year, attracts some 300 students, the general public, and the media. As part of the Mériscope’s public outreach program, we have…
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Highlights der Saison 2011

Nov. 30, 2011 – The summer season 2011 was remarkable with regard to both, the field work and the lab projects. We were able to get substantial distribution data of minke whales, blue whales, and belugas for our habitat model. In an attempt to recover two radio tags for Dr. Brian Kot from Texas A&M…
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