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    Posted June 27, 2014 by
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    Whale Tails in Quebec, Canada

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     A few hours north of Quebec, off the coast of the Canadian village of Tadoussac, Scott Isom and his wife took part in a whale watching excursion on June 27. Tadoussac sits at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers, where marine life such as beluga, blue, and humpback whales can be spotted. Isom scouted this area out to celebrate his 20th anniversary with his wife. He says what struck him while out on the St. Lawrence river was witnessing the majesty of the animals. ‘These animals really strikes you when you are able to see them in action at such close range,’ he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Just a few hours north of Quebec City, some of the best whale-watching opportunities can be enjoyed, where the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord and the mighty St. Lawrence meet near the town of Tadoussac. What makes this place so unique is the fact that such a wide variety of marine mammals can be found in a river system. The mixture of fresh water from the Saguenay and St. Lawrence, salt water from the Atlantic tides, and underwater geology that pushes large quantities of food to the surface, make this a unique destination for humpback, minke, beluga, fin, and even blue whales, in addition to many seals. Pictured here is a humpback whale showing off its fluke (tail) before diving for food.

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