Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day Two Hundred Eighty-Eight

Canada CA-115567 received 08-04-2010

Sent by: angel85qcca
From: Quebec, Canada
ID number: CA-115567
Notes: We had a card of an orca on Thursday, and now we have a beluga whale.  This particular beluga is shown in the St. Lawrence River Estuary.  The estuary and river contain one of the world's 29 beluga subpopulations, all of which are located in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters.  Belugas live mostly in shallower coastal waters, but have been known to move to deeper water for periods of time to feed and give birth.



Canada CA-155125 received 03-21-2011

Sent by: grannyfireside
From: Tweed, Ontario, Canada
ID number: CA-155125
Notes: This seems like a scene that could be happening right now, as it is (almost) winter.  These people are skating along the Rideau Canal, which opened in 1832.  It's the oldest continuously-operated canal in North America, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  As for the two background buildings that look like castles, the one on the left is Centre Block, the main Canadian Parliament building, and on the right is the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel.

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