JULY 19, 2017

  • 19 / 07 / 2017 Par Anthony François

    Leaving the Tadoussac marina aboard the Bleuvet, we quickly realize that the fog and the waves will put a damper on our photo-ID work. No matter! We sail toward the Saguenay Fjord, whose high cliffs often make for less severe maritime conditions than those encountered offshore. We head for the area nicknamed the “cowboy hat”, due to the way the bank is shaped. On a map, you can find this feature near Anse Saint-Étienne. A herd of about fifty belugas is swimming there, including juveniles, adults and two newborns. The herd splits into 12 to 15 smaller groups. We recognize Annakpok, Aquabelle, Delphi, Céline, and Yogi, all females from the Saguenay community. The animals are very active, with some even spitting water, which might be an indication that they are in the process of hunting.

    Update: July 17, 2018