QUEBEC SHARK OBSERVATORY (QSO)
The mission of the Quebec Shark Observatory (QSO), a division of GEERG, is to study all of the shark and ray species of the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf, and to share the results of our research with the scientific community and the public at large.
The logo of the QSO contains the silhouette of a blue shark - a gulf species - which resembles the fleur de lys of the Quebec flag. The 'O' illustrates both the Observatory and the world ocean since some sharks that inhabit the waters of Quebec seasonally migrate to other parts of the North Atlantic. The caudal fin (tail) of the shark completes the letter 'Q' of Quebec. The colour blue represents water and the flag of Quebec.
One of the first projects of the QSO is to create the world's first visual shark observation system in Baie-Comeau, Quebec. The live images broadcast by the webcameras will be accessible to the general public, schools and other learning institutions in the fall of 2013.