St. Lawrence Beluga Project — GREMM
The story of the belugas is that of the St. Lawrence, and their future is our future, too. The St. Lawrence was home to thousands of belugas. Today, only a few hundreds remain and their future is uncertain. More than ever, we must understand belugas in order to protect them. More than ever, we must comprehend the St. Lawrence to better share it.
Since the mid-1980s, our consortium of private and university research laboratories has been pursuing a research and monitoring program on belugas and the St. Lawrence ecosystem.
Our aim is to better understand belugas and their habitat by scientifically studying their behaviour and monitoring their state of health, sharing this knowledge with the general public and coming to the aid of belugas that have gone astray or become stranded. These gestures are essential in order to define and implement concrete actions to ensure the recovery of the beluga population and the preservation of the St. Lawrence / Great Lakes ecosystem.
The St. Lawrence Beluga Project is coordinated by the Group for research and education on marine mammals (GREMM ). Funded in 1985 and based in Tadoussac, the GREMM is a non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research and education for the conservation of the marine ecosystem.