A choice destination for whale watching, this village located at the mouth of the Saguenay is home to the Marine Mammal Interpretation Center.
Jaws as high as a house
The blue whale’s jawbone measures 6 m or one-quarter of the animal’s entire length!
These mobile jaws open to enable the whale to swallow up to 90 tons of water at a time containing krill, its favourite food.
In a single dive, and several gulps, this behemoth can absorb 480 000 kcal, the equivalent of more than 900 hamburgers.
Sing like a whale
What in the world is a whale-o-phone (“baleinophone” in French)? A device to imitate whale songs!
To be able to use this mysterious tube, take the whale singing course offered by the Centre d'interprétation des mammifères marins (CIMM) in the summer.
Learning to sing a serenade like a humpback whale or to twitter like a pod of beluga calves is very amusing!