06 / 05 / 2015

Minke whales

From March to December, the minke whale frequents the coastal waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Gulf of St. Lawrence to feed. In the Estuary, it is particularly present at the head of the Laurentian Channel (between Tadoussac and Les Bergeronnes) and at the mouth of the Saguenay River where it is plentiful from early July to early September. Certain individuals reside in the Saguenay up to 10 or so nautical miles upriver.