This aquarium allows visitors to “dive” among the fascinating species populating the River without getting wet!
Never cry wolffish!
With its large mouth and strong canine-like teeth, this formidable predator definitely deserves its nickname “boot eater” (Magdalen Islands).
Wolffish can grow to an impressive 1.5 m long and weigh 24 kg. They are solitary, often hiding among rocks or in crevices.
The species has declined by close to 90% of its population since the 1970s.
Atlantic sea raven, excellent camouflage
Its variable colouring, the shape of its fins and the bumps and bony ridges on its head make it a camouflage artist.
When we take it out of the water, it inflates with air, hence the nickname “puff belly”.
The Atlantic sea raven is capable of accelerating very quickly over short distances, enabling it to catch fish swimming nearby.
Shorthorn sculpin, chameleon fish
Often called “ugly fish”, the shorthorn sculpin is an expert in ambushing and in camouflage.
It remains motionless on the bottom and, in the presence of prey (urchin, crab, fish, etc.), quickly accelerates, opening its mouth to suck the prey in. It can also change colour from brown to green to pink to blend in with its surroundings.
Shorthorn sculpin is considered a delicacy.