Patrice Corbeil

Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM), Côte-Nord

Patrice Corbeil works for the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) at the confluence of the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence River. One of the GREMM’s achievements was the opening of the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) in Tadoussac, 25 years ago. A visit to this centre is a must and the perfect complement to a whale-watching excursion. Patrice Corbeil is executive director of the GREMM and director of the CIMM. He decided to settle in Tadoussac—one of the best places in the world to observe marine mammals—to cofound the GREMM. Patrice is a true naturalist with a deep appreciation for birds, fish and whales, as well as for outreach on their behalf. He believes in teamwork and is an eternal optimist.