Each season, at the beginning of summer, we can watch the whales arriving in the St.Lawrence River to feed after a long migration. During the fall season, they will return to the sea to give birth.
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These enormous mammals are continuously on the move, looking for their necessary food. Observation by vessel is the only way to track them. Often we can identify a particular species by the size of the water spume they produce.
It is very important not to disturb the whales. Our activities are always done in accordance with the Saguenay-St.Lawrence Marine Park regulations.
Characteristics of these mammals :
- They breath air from above the water level via a “blow-hole” in the top of their heads
- They are warm-bloodedanimals and their body has a constanttemperature
- The development of a foetus occurs internally
- The young whale isnursed by the mother like other mammals