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Mingan Island Cetacean Study Research Station

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Mingan Island Cetacean Study Research Station

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378 Bord de la Mer, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Quebec G0G 1V0 Canada
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shanaamy wrote a review Aug. 2018
Richmond Hill70 contributions34 helpful votes
We had a tour of the museum which is shared with the national park. A great place to stop and learn about the blue whales and research they're doing for endangered wild life. The team couldn't have been more helpful or friendly.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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mswestlinn2015 wrote a review Aug. 2017
West Linn, Oregon47 contributions11 helpful votes
If traveling the North Shore route, also marked as the Whale route, stopping as this whale museum/research center is a must-see. The center features information about the many species of whales that migrate the North Shore from the smallest Minke whale to the largest Blue Whale. You'll learn about the ongoing Blue whale research. Volunteer programs are available.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Sarah-Claude L wrote a review May 2016
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I've had the pleasure to be part of the team while studying in Biology. I've met wonderful and passionnate people, willing to give all they got for the station. Part of my job was to assist travelers coming with us on expedition to watch the whales. It was always so fun to meet the clients and see their joy as they saw their first whale of the day. The MAJOR difference coming with the MICS on the sea, is that you are with biologists and experts ! You can ask whatever questions you have, they will know the answer. You'll get close to whale/marine mammals and you'll help finance research on the St-Lawrence river. It's a once in a lifetime experience, I garantee it ! The day on the sea may be to hard for young kids, but perfect for teens and adults !
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Date of experience: May 2016
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AMGQC wrote a review Aug. 2015
Toronto, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
An absolutely fascinating visit! We took a guided tour through the museum by an extremely knowledgeable guide. The museum is full of neat artifacts and beautiful paintings. We were also given the option to view a short film on whales in the area and visit the acoustic experience room. The research station offers day trips out to see whales with their researchers, which was absolutely incredible! We saw fin whales and minke whales on our trip out. Whether you are passing through Longue-Pointe de Mingan or staying for a while, take the time to visit this museum and take a trip out on the water!
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Date of experience: July 2015
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sabgkids wrote a review Sep. 2013
Lilburn, Georgia191 contributions80 helpful votes
Well done museum exhibiting the marine mammals of the St. Lawrence. Very knowledgable staff to guide you through, in French and English! Active research station for the whales that visit this area. Take the time to visit!
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Date of experience: August 2013
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