AUGUST 24, 2009
24 / 08 / 2009
Off the coast of Île Verte, we come across a herd of thirty adult and juvenile belugas. Strong waves are rocking the Bleuvet, but we are determined to photo-ID the animals. The belugas are swimming toward the islands of Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie, or “Brandy Pot” in English. Through the waves we recognize Splash, who is swimming with a small gray beluga. After an hour of observation, the animals begin swimming in circles and then in opposite directions. We conclude the encounter by taking a biopsy.