AUGUST 22, 2012
22 / 08 / 2012
Arriving off the coast of Rivière-du-Loup, we encounter a herd of 30 individuals, including white adults, young grays as well as two newborns. Aquabelle is accompanied by a newborn, but we are unable to confirm whether or not it is her own. The animals are separated into three groups of six to eight individuals. One of the groups leaves the herd to head downstream. After an hour of tracking, the herd splits up into eight smaller groups in which the animals are swimming in tight formation. Now we tally 40 belugas. The animals are swimming along the reef of Île Blanche, an island known for its bird concentrations, including an important colony of common eiders.