AUGUST 21, 2015
21 / 08 / 2015
Under dark clouds and surrounded by a fine mist, we observe DL0058 at the mouth of the Saguenay. He is in a herd of about 60 individuals. Despite working conditions made challenging by the weather, we count five large groups of ten or so individuals. The animals head toward the Prince Shoal Lighthouse, which dominates the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord.
Then, after spotting a porpoise carcass, we must briefly interrupt our photo-ID work. We immediately contact Marine Mammal Emergencies (1-877-722-5346), but the carcass is not very fresh and has already begun to decompose. The Parks Canada team nevertheless decides to recover the animal and will investigate the cause of mortality.
Update : November 10, 2017