MICS / WhaleNet
Blue Whale Expedition 2017 - 2016

Blue Whale Tag

This WhaleNet project is in collaboration with the research programs of the
Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) and
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during the 2016 satellite tagging operation.
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Gulf of St. Lawrence 2017 - 2016

Blue Whale

Gulf of St. Lawrence 2017

Blue Whale Sighting Data - "158985" , "158984", and "158389"


Map - 158985

Map - Summary

Gulf of St. Lawrence 2016

Blue Whale

Blue Whale Sighting Data


Map - 39390

Map - 100385

Previous Satellite tagging map 1/10/2016
Previous Satellite tagging map 3/30/2015
No. Atlantic Map for your use
Gulf of St. Lawrence Map for your use
MICS Research Zones in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada

Blue whale

Blue Whale Tagging MOVIE clip.

  • Study Guide for use with Data
  • NMFS Whale Recovery Plans
  • Blue Whale Photo-identfication paper Abstract
  • NMFS Revovery Plan booklet (.pdf file)
  • The First Blue Whale Tagging Team Information
  • Satellite Tagging/Boston Globe Article
  • Blue Whale Contaminant Analysis
  • Satellite Tag in Place
    Satellite Tag in Position on "39390"


    1. What is the normal habitat for a blue whale?
    2. What precautions must be made in working with satellite positions?
    3. How far does the blue whale travel in a day? Is it the same everyday?
    4. What is its "range of movemennt" in a day? a week? a month?
    5. Does the animal frequent a particular location more than others?

    You can use these Anaylsis Tools:

  • to make maps and to plot coastal movements of satellite tagged marine mammals using latitude and longitude,
  • to track your course using a GPS with your powerbook on a whale watch boat, and
  • to save your data and sighting information on land or near shore whale watching coastal areas.

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