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Highlights of the Field Season 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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Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Belugas and Harbour Porpoises – New Studies on the Effects of Anthropogenic Noise

June 1st, 2010 – This season, we will be conducting passive acoustic monitoring of belugas and harbour porpoises in the St. Lawrence, in close collaboration with the German Oceanographic Museum in Stralsund and the University of Greifswald (Germany). The aim of the beluga study is to compare call rates of social vocalizations in three acoustically…
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New Docks and a New Fireplace at the Mériscope

September 30, 2009 – Just about a week after we had acquired our new zodiac, we learned that the municipality had decided to abandon the more or less floating docks because they were definitely due for replacement. We have made the necessary moves quickly to get a permit to build a private dock, to find…
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Finally – a New Boat for the Mériscope: the NARVAL

May 15, 2009 – After several months of browsing the used boat market for rigid-hulled inflatables, we finally acquired a 22 foot Zeppelin in pristine condition, equipped with an almost new 130 HP outboard and stuffed with high-grade electronics. With this boat, the Mériscope becomes fully independent for its operations at sea, a very important…
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Environmental Groups Win Against British Columbia Government in Historical Lawsuit over Salmon Farming

Vancouver, February 10, 2009 In an unprecedented jurisdiction, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled that the federal government – not the province – has exclusive jurisdiction over the management of salmon farming. “The regulation of fish farming by the province is beyond its power,” said Greg McDade, the lawyer who pursued the case on behalf…
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