AUGUST 24, 2017

  • 24 / 08 / 2017 Par Mélissa Tremblay

    The Bleuvet is sailing between Pointe Noire and Îlet aux Alouettes. Waves of about a foot high rock the boat and a 15 km/h wind picks up. Nevertheless, visibility is a good 5,000 metres and gives us hope of spotting belugas from afar. Incidentally, a herd of about fifteen individuals appears on the horizon. Among them, we can make out adults, young and two café-au-lait-coloured newborns. The animals are diving in every direction, forcing us to focus on one small group. Good news! Artsea is swimming with a newborn at her side, together with three adults, another newborn, and a sizable young gray. Quickly, we must return to the marina, as our chief technician Michel Moisan needs to prepare for his departure for Alaska, where together with Robert Michaud he will lend a hand to a team of researchers studying the belugas of Cook Inlet.

    Update: April 3, 2018