St. Lawrence Estuary is swimming with abundance of whales

The captain of the Grand Fleuve is aboard his vessel looking out at the St. Lawrence River off the shores of Tadoussac, Que.

“As I’m talking to you,” Marc Hébert said on his phone, “I’ve got three humpbacks about 500 feet away from me jumping in the air.” 

The best whale-watching season of Hébert’s 25-year career will wrap up in two weeks — and he intends to cherish every moment until then.

“It’s magical,” said Hébert. “I think we see stuff that National Geographic would take months to film.” 

Echoing that sentiment is Florent DesRochers, co-owner of a local whale-watching operation, Tadoussac Autrement.

A whale surfaces in Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Marine biologist Robert Michaud suggested climate

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