Centre d'interprétation des mammifères marins (CIMM)

The CIMM is the most popular museum in the Côte-Nord region, receiving nearly 30,000 visitors a year. It’s an unforgettable experience! Come face to face with a 13-metre long sperm whale and explore the world of whales through original videos, cetacean acoustics activities, games, a skeleton collection and an exclusive film. Specialists are on hand to answer your questions, and the purchases you make at the boutique will contribute to funding whale research projects.

Find out more on the CIMM page.

Whales Online

Ever since it went live in 2000, WhalesOnLine.org has become THE reference and news source for whales of the St. Lawrence. Enriched by observations coming from a vast network of collaborators, BaleinesEnDirect is a unique portal for the promotion of projects dedicated to St. Lawrence whale research and conservation. The site reaches some 300,000 users a year. Nearly 5,000 people are subscribed to the weekly
e-newsletter or follow us on the social networks.

You want to contribute? Write to us!

Navigating Whale Habitat: Free Online Training Course for Recreational Boaters and Kayakers

The Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON), Parks Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada offer an online training course for recreational boaters and kayakers in the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord.

Entitled “Navigating Whale Habitat”, the free training helps participants brush up on their knowledge of whales and the regulations that have been put in place to protect them. It is also suitable for different types of watercraft, including kayaks, sailboats and motorboats. The course takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete and is available for your mobile phone or your computer.

Ready to improve your knowledge of whales and how to best operate your watercraft in their habitat ? Visit boaters.navigatingwhales.ca!

This project was funded under Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk and with the support of the Fondation de la faune du Québec and its endangered wildlife program.

Customized Interpretation Activitites

GREMM also offers personalized and professional interpretation services during charter sea excursions and on board international cruise ships. For more information, call us at 418 235-4701 or write to us at info (a) gremm.org.

Magazine

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After causing a sensation two weeks ago with a remarkable presence in Percé and a few appearances in the Côte-Nord…

| 19/1/2023

Where are whales’ brains located?

From odontocetes to mysticetes, whale anatomy varies from one species to another, even with regard to their heads! The sperm…

| 19/1/2023

Ice and Surprises 

During the end-of year holiday season, the waters of the St. Lawrence quietly became cloaked in a sheet of ice…

| 12/1/2023