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BAIE-COMEAU – TVA Nouvelles has been able to access on Thursday to the warehouse where are stored three carcasses of whales, whose skeletons are kept to be exhibited at the Centre d’interprétation des mammifères marins in Tadoussac. They were recovered on the North Shore and the Gaspé peninsula, between 2008 and 2017.
“The addition of the whale bumps, which will be in a position to jump, the addition of the right whale, the fin whale, is really going to make sure you have a collection that is unique in Canada,” said the director of the Centre d’interprétation des mammifères marins in Tadoussac, Patrice Corbeil.
After you have recovered, it is necessary to degrease before assembling them.
“It’s a little discouraging at times. Because it is like a big LEGO, but we would have lost the plan. It is a puzzle without the pictures”, said the naturalist Michel Martin, who works on the assembly of skeletons.
The three new specimens will be added to the dozen other that is already on display at the museum. But it will be necessary to enlarge the building in the framework of a project of $1.4 million.
A fundraising campaign of $ 200,000 has been launched in the meantime government grants.