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Rocky Sea Floor

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January 2 to April 2, 2018
The Biodôme is closed December 24 and 25, as well as Mondays, except Monday, December 28.
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4777, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, QC Canada
H1V 1B3

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Guided tour of the ocean floor for all ages

A new sea floor aquarium

We now have a large cylindrical basin, home to the rich life typical of the rocky sea floor in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A school of small fish in this unusual aquarium reminds visitors of the contrast between life near the surface, exposed to predators of all kinds, and the relative safety of the sea 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. Mermaid’s glove sponges, northern shrimp and rugose anemones spend their lives hiding on the rocky bottom.

Strange names

The biodiversity found on the sea 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!

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