A video of a shark swimming around in Canadian waters has resurfaced, and even though you can only see the fins, it is pretty obvious how insanely huge this shark actually is.
The shark was spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, off the coast of Gaspé between Percé and Bonaventure Island last year and I was honestly shocked to know that there are sharks in those waters at all.
Apparently, this type of shark is also common in the cool waters off the coast of Ireland and Scotland. They've also been seen in our very own Bay of Fundy, between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
TL;DR A YouTube video of a huge shark swimming around near Quebec has resurfaced, reminding us that just cause we're not in Cape Cod, we've still got sharks to worry about... on top of the bears and snakes and charging moose.
The basking shark gets its name from their feeding habits. Because they munch on mostly zooplankton, they swim with their huge mouth open near the surface of the water, making it look like they are basking in the warmer temperature of the water there.
Not only does this make it easier for them to grab as much food as possible - but it also makes them look ABSOLUTELY terrifying.
These prehistoric predators are really quite harmless to humans, in fact, it's us who pose the real danger.
For ages, Basking sharks have been hunted for shark fin soup, animal feed and shark liver oil, causing overexploitation that has put the species in the conservation category of "Vulnerable".
Basking sharks have been known to breach right out of the water, much like whales, though why large marine animals practice this behaviour is still largely speculated.
But can you imagine that mouth coming out of the water at you?!?!
Though, honestly, I wouldn't hate swimming next to any kind of harmless marine animal because I find them truly majestic.
The custom airstream company in Montreal said Madonna's 1975 Airstream Sovereign 31' vehicle was designed in the likeness of a five-star hotel, featuring a custom leather couch and matching armchairs, retractable 50-inch TV monitors, a minibar and ice bin, heated floors, a tufted wall with custom light fixtures, a top-of-the-line sound system and custom under-carriage lights.
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It's not the first time the Montreal-based camper customization company has worked with Madge. It also partnered with her on a "personal project" she hosted in the Hamptons in 2014.
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"We woke up to a flood of phone calls, email and social media messages. People have been knocking down our door – it's been overwhelming in the best way possible. It's such an honour for our humble Québec company to add a little magic to Madonna's American Life!"
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The Québec Charlevoix resort has 302 rooms and a private five-star luxury space with 25 suites. Select rooms "channel" the colours of Quebec, according to the website, "with winter white, twilight blue, and yellow sun decor." There are also three restaurants and, of course, one of them features ski chalet favourites, such as fondue and raclette.
Guest get unlimited meals and beverages, and daily entertainment, as well as unlimited ski-in/ski-out access, lift tickets, and group ski and snowboard lessons included in the all-inclusive package. For additional costs, guests can also try out Quebec activities like ice-skating, dog sledding, and sugar shack visits during the winter or biking, hiking and whale watching during warmer months.
On Tuesday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé tweeted that the COVID-19 situation in Quebec's Mauricie region was "worrying," particularly among unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated 18- to 30-year-olds, as cases in Mauricie–Centre-du-Québec jumped from 17 to 146 between July 22 and August 2.
"As elsewhere in the world, the recent increase in the number of cases is worrying," Legault tweeted.
"We will be announcing new measures in the coming days."
On August 4, the province reported a total of 184 new cases of COVID-19 in Quebec.