AUGUST 6, 2007
06 / 08 / 2007
Off the coast of Les Bergeronnes is a sizable herd of 120 belugas, the majority of which are pale gray, meaning they are juveniles. We recognize Bilou thanks to the large scar on his left flank. He is swimming with two other adult belugas that we cannot identify. The belugas that make up the herd are engaged in varied behaviours: some are active on the surface, while others are resting.
All of a sudden, we receive a call from the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network. A beluga seems to be dying and we set out to take stock of the situation.