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Whale Tails in Quebec, Canada
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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.