SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
04 / 09 / 2015
Our boat drifts toward Île Rouge, which lies in the middle of the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord. Dorothy is swimming in a herd of 25 individuals comprising both adults and young, including four newborns. We don’t recognize any of the females accompanying the calves, but we do notice an old acquaintance with Dorothy, Géographis. The animals are calm, engaging in logging or milling, which consists of swimming in circles and diving and resurfacing multiple times at the same spot. This behaviour is often associated with feeding. The animals’ behaviour quickly changes as they all swim in synchronized fashion in a beeline toward the south shore, opposite Cacouna.