Nestled in Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts, in Gaspésie, this interpretation centre allows visitors to explore the natural wonders hidden in the Gulf waters.
Porbeagle, a St. Lawrence shark
A species of mackerel shark, the porbeagle can grow to 3.5 m in length.
Like some other shark species, the porbeagle must swim constantly to oxygenate its gills so as not to suffocate.
While most fish species lay eggs, the eggs of the female porbeagle grow inside her body and the young are born completely formed.
Prized for its fins and sometimes caught by accident, the porbeagle is a critically endangered species.
The media and Hollywood films have made sharks an icon feeding our imagination, inspiring fear among many of us to the point that we’re afraid to put our feet in the ocean. But is this true to life?
The exhibition “Requins : 100 millions de morts” (Sharks : 100 million dead) encourages us to rethink our perception of these endangered, still little-known fish, of which some species inhabit the St. Lawrence River.