AUGUST 4, 2015
10 / 02 / 2016
This summer, we crossed paths with DL0370 on at least two occasions. During these encounters, she was accompanied by her most faithful sidekicks: DL0269, DL0248 and Jetstream. One of these meetings goes back to August 4. We are navigating through the mouth of the Saguenay near Pointe Rouge, just beyond Tadoussac Bay. DL0370 is in a group of 15 individuals swimming side by side. Judging by their large size, it seems that they are all adult males. They are following a little behind a few groups of females and young that are swimming up the Saguenay Fjord. The mouth of the Saguenay is a place where male and female groups frequently meet. Large herds briefly form here before splitting up into smaller stable units: females with young on one hand and adult males on their own on the other hand. It is estimated that adult males such as DL0370 pass just 20 to 25% of their time in the company of females in summer.