Zoological Society of Montreal
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Since 1970, the Zoological Society of Montreal has taken a special interest in the conservation of whales in the St. Lawrence region. It is the only specialized non-profit organization in Montreal to have organized 28 consecutive successful seasons of whale-watching. In 1998, concerned with the increase in cases of harassment of whales, the Society called a temporary halt to its whale-watching trips. Whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are now protected by federal regulations. We returned to the region in 2003.
Some of the wonderful whales we have encountered over the years include the Humpback, Fin, Minke, and Blue Whales, and the only groups of Beluga (white whales) south of the Arctic. We have seen White-sided Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, and seals. The avian life of the region includes Great Black-backed, Bonaparte’s, and Herring gulls, Double-crested Cormorants, and Murres.
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