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Rocky Sea Floor

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September 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017
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4777, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, QC Canada
H1V 1B3

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A new ocean floor aquarium

Check out our new large cylindrical basin, home to the rich life typical of the rocky ocean floor in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The small invertebrates in this unusual raised aquarium remind visitors of the contrast between life near the surface, exposed to predators of all kinds, and the relative safety of the ocean floor.

Rich biodiversity, far from the sun’s rays

At depths of 5 to 100 m beneath the surface and the roiling tides, life clings on or tries to conceal itself. This zone, with its gradually fading light, is home to remarkable filtering species: sponges, shrimp and anemones that spend their lives hiding on the rocky bottom.

The biodiversity found on the ocean floor is rich and fascinating. Many of these species have unusual names – some poetic and others quite funny – like sea strawberries, spiny sea stars, lumpfish and silversides. Bring the family and dive into this mysterious world!

Bring the family and dive into this mysterious world!

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