Minke Whale

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Minke whale

A Minke whale in the St Lawrence estuary near Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec

A Minke whale in the St Lawrence estuary. There were hundreds of them during breeding season in the seemingly calm waters, but don’t let that fool you! According to the ship’s captain, the water is nearly freezing (between 2 and 4 degrees Celsius), the currents incredibly strong and the depths are teeming with sharks big enough to munch on an adult seal.

 

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