Société des musées du Québec

Mingan Island Cetacean Study Research Station

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Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS) is a non-profit, charitable research organization based in both Canada and the United States, dedicated to ecological studies of marine mammals and marine ecosystems. Founded in 1979, MICS was the first organization to carry out long-term research of cetaceans in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and first to carry out long-term studies of the endangered blue whale.

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Museum experiences

  • Guided tour through the museum with experienced scientists offer visitors a complete view of our studies of marine mammals and our scientific work in the St. Lawrence.
  • During the summer of 1992, MICS inaugurated a research and interpretation center featuring a museum. Our museum combines research and education to bring to the public life-size models of various marine mammals including skeletal and baleen remains, an auditorium, theatre, photographs, and murals that cover the walls and floor of the museum immersing visitors into the underwater world and behaviour of baleen and toothed whales as observed by staff researchers in the St. Lawrence.