AUGUST 9, 2011
09 / 08 / 2011
Off the coast of Les Bergeronnes are nearly 120 belugas, almost all of which are white adults. Judging by their size, we believe that they are all males. Swimming with four other animals, we observe Or Blanc, easily recognizable thanks to the small hole in his left flank, in front of his dorsal crest.
The hundred or so belugas making up the herd are spread over more than a kilometre. The animals are split into groups of 5 to 8 individuals and some are even swimming alone. Back in the lab, we are optimistic that we’ll recognize a few individuals in such a large herd, but we only manage to identify DL0242.