Visiting humpback whale seen off Pointe-aux-Trembles

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The humpback whale that arrived in Montreal on Might 30 from the Quebec Metropolis area was seen off Pointe-aux-Trembles on Sunday at noon, after not being sighted all morning.

Observers weren’t certain which approach the animal was heading.


On Saturday the wandering whale was seen swimming on the south shore of Île Ste-Hélène, within the Le Moyne Channel. Observers from the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Community have been on shore monitoring the animal’s behaviour.

It seems that images taken of a humpback whale in Charlevoix, on Might 24, two days earlier than the animal was sighted in Quebec Metropolis, have been of the identical whale presently swimming in Montreal in what’s believed to the primary go to by a whale to waters close to Montreal.


Anybody who sees the whale from shore or on the water is requested to name the Marine Mammal Emergency Hotline at 1-877-722-5346 at once.