Understanding equals better protection.
You can PARTICIPATE by uploading any MEDIA (photo or video) that you capture while observing whales. By doing so, you’ll be contributing to research on the whales of the St. Lawrence and become part of a citizen science movement.

All uploaded MEDIA will be sent to the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) and to the Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS), non-profit organizations dedicated to scientific research on the whales of the St. Lawrence and to education on marine conservation.


You may observe whales from shore, from ferries, or from excursion boats. If you do encounter whales while out in a boat, be very cautious both for their safety and your own. Learn what to do: there are rules to be respected.


Try to photograph the animal you're observing by itself. Avoid having people or the edge of the boat in the frame.

Identify the location of your photo or video as precisely as possible. The information is vital for research!

If you are uploading media from more than one spot, please complete an observation report for each location.

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Sharing your observations and your images adds to our understanding of the whales of the St. Lawrence, which leads to better protection. Another way to contribute to research for the protection of the whales of the St. Lawrence is by MAKING A DONATION.

Your donation will be handled by Canada Helps, a registered charitable organization. All donations qualify for a tax receipt from GREMM, a registered charity (registration # 102208881RR0001).

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