Samuel Turgeon

Research technician, Nunavik

Current research and/or projects

Samuel Turgeon works for Fisheries and Oceans Canada since 2001. In 2008, he officially joined the marine mammal research team as a research technician working both in the laboratory and in the field. Mr Turgeon primarily works on research projects implemented in Nunavik, Nunavut, and James Bay. His activities include the equipment of animals with satellite tags, the determination of age, diet and reproductive status, sampling on harvested animals, capture, marking, and behavioural ecology of seals and cetaceans. He is also responsible for the communication of scientific results to the Nunavik hunters. His work implies frequent information transfers with the Northern Quebec first nations communities. Mr Turgeon participates to the elaboration of a data base gathering marine mammal observations in Northern Quebec based on first nations traditional knowledge, as well as to the management of a data base on northern marine mammal sampling. 

Education and awards

B.Sc. Biology and Ecology (1999-2001)
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

DCS  Wildlife management (1996-1999)
Collège de Baie-Comeau

Research facility

850, route de la Mer
Mont-Joli, QC G5H 3Z4