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Saguenay—St. Lawrence Marine Park

Saguenay—St. Lawrence Marine Park

Thanks to the influx of deep, nutrient-filled waters, the Marine Park is a popular feeding area for marine mammals.

  • Sperm whale, a champion diver

    Sperm whale’s tail out of the water.

    We can hold our breath for about one minute. This champion diver can stay underwater for up to two hours and dive down 1000 to 2000 m, not because of the size of its lungs but due to the reserves of oxygen contained in its muscles and blood.

    When diving, it maintains these reserves by lowering its heart rate and body temperature.

     
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  • Clouds for consumption

    Krill in a plate

    Norwegian for “whale food”, krill resembles shrimp. These small crustaceans gather in giant clouds several kilometers long and up to 100 m wide and drift with the currents.

    Many are found in the Tadoussac area. Baleen whales eat dozens of kilos of krill.

     
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Saguenay—St. Lawrence Marine Park

Thanks to the influx of deep, nutrient-filled waters, the Marine Park is a popular feeding area for marine mammals.

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