Lebrun actually first spotted the whale on the morning it arrived, he said. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes MONTREAL – A wayward humpback whale has strayed from her usual habitat and ended up in the Montreal area on Saturday – a first according to marine mammal experts. In Montreal's Old Port, a humpback whale swims for people watching from above on June 2, 2020. Many had hoped that the humpback whale was headed downstream to get back to its natural habitat. MONTREAL -- Photo by Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — There was no fairytale ending for a wayward humpback whale that captivated crowds in the Montreal area in recent days, as a whale research group announced Tuesday that the animal was reported dead. The young humpback whale that has enthralled Montrealers since the end of May has died. On the morning of May 30, witnesses spotted the whale near the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal. MONTREAL: A young humpback whale that swam up one of Canada's major rivers and has been exploring the waters off Montreal for a few days was likely led astray while on a … The young humpback whale was first spotted in the Montreal area at the end of May, several hundred kilometres from its usual habitat. A humpback whale has been caught on camera in front of the Statue of Liberty and other New York landmarks as it paid a visit to the city's harbour. They are also not sure as to how long the whale will stick around before heading back to its normal habitat. "We're still trying to confirm it is the same whale but there is high probability it is the same," said Marie-Ève Muller from the GREMM. Experts are warning that while an incredible sight for many who wouldn't normally see the whale, the appearance may mean that it's disoriented or sick. "And now I see it dead and beached," he continued. MONTREAL — There was no fairytale ending for a wayward humpback whale that captivated crowds in the Montreal area in recent days, as a whale research group announced Tuesday that the animal was reported dead.The Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals reported Tuesday morning that a boat pilot The group had earlier said it was the first time it had confirmed a whale the size of a humpback in the Montreal area, although minke whales or belugas have been spotted on rare occasions. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. According to Michaud, it was the first time a humpback whale made its way into Montreal waters. MONTREAL — A wayward humpback whale has strayed from her usual habitat and ended up in the Montreal area on Saturday — a first according to marine mammal experts. A humpback whale was caught on camera frolicking in the Hudson River near iconic New York City landmarks. 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Officials from the Groupe de recherche et d’education sur le mammiferes marins (GREMM) confirmed the carcass is indeed that of a whale, but have not yet confirmed it to be the one Montrealers have come to know and love. A humpback whale has reached Montreal by way of the St. Lawrence River, according to a marine mammal expert.The whale was spotted underneath the Pont de Québec earlier this week, swimming upstream. The whale's lifeless body was seen Tuesday morning, drifting down the St. Lawrence River near Varennes, about 30 kilometres downstream from the city. Many have asked why officials couldn't safely lead the whale back towards its home. The humpback showed Montrealers that the St. Lawrence River isn't just a shipping lane, but home to 13 species of whale. MONTREAL — A wayward humpback whale has strayed from her usual habitat and ended up in the Montreal area on Saturday — a first according to marine mammal experts. MONTREAL — A whale research group says a wayward humpback whale that had captivated crowds in the Montreal area in recent days appears to … People watch as a humpback whale swims in the Old Port Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Montreal. The humpback, far from its natural habitat, may have been dehydrated after swimming so long in the fresh waters of the St. Lawrence River. A coordinator for the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Network, Robert Michaud, says that many factors could be responsible. A humpback whale surfaces near the Statue of Liberty in this photo taken from a boat on New York Harbor in New York City on Dec. 8, 2020. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). 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The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale.It is one of the larger rorqual species, with adults ranging in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft) and weighing around 25–30 metric tons (28–33 short tons). Experts had hoped that the humpback was swimming home to Tadoussac, where the cold freshwater from the Saguenay River meets the warmer, salty water of the St. Lawrence to create a rich marine environment attractive to several whale species. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. (Réseau québécois d'urgences pour les mammifères marins) A … The whale was also in a busy shipping zone, Michaud said, and it may have collided with a vessel. The humpback whale was first seen outside of the Old Port near the La Ronde amusement park in late May. Comments are welcome while open. PortandTerminal.com, May 31, 2020. Bjoern Kils, 41, gasped as he snapped photographs of the creature he estimated to be about 40 feet (12 meters) long. Many had hoped that the humpback whale was headed downstream to get back to its natural habitat. A humpback whale ready for its close-up frolicked in front of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and other iconic sights on Tuesday. The whale was last seen near the east end of the island on Sunday. Rumble / Wild Wildlife — This young humpback whale spent approximately ten days in the St Lawrence River, right in front of downtown Montreal, from late May 2020. STRINGER / … A wayward humpback whale that had enchanted Montrealers and drawn crowds near the city's Old Port appears to have died. Montrealers, who had flocked to the Old Port with cameras in tow to watch the whale, mourned its death on social media Tuesday. In the end we all hoped she would find her way back.". 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