CWI's activities are all based on sound research and data. Our researchers contribute to, analyze and interpret data with the ultimate goal of better understanding the environment of marine mammals and to inform development of conservation practices.

North Atlantic Right Whale DNA Databank

In collaboration with the New England Aquarium and Saint Mary's University, graduate students have been studying right whale genetics since 1988. This work has shed light on previously unknown aspects of right whale history and behaviour.

Identifying Important Habitat Areas

Where are North Atlantic right whale mating grounds located? What other Canadian habitat areas do they use in the winter? Our research and stewardship projects are investigating questions relating to important habitat areas that have yet to be identified.