JULY 25, 2016
25 / 07 / 2016
Off of Île Rouge, at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord, we spot a herd of between 100 and 110 individuals. The herd is made up of mostly adults, possibly all males. Amongst them, we spot AL. We attempt a biopsy, but unfortunately the arrow passes just over his dorsal crest. It’s no easy feat, taking aim at a moving target from a platform that is also moving. We’ll have to wait for another chance to get this little piece of skin and fat that will confirm whether our suspicions as to AL’s sex are correct, in addition to perhaps revealing other secrets. In the course of this encounter, we did however manage to perform three biopsies on other belugas. A successful day!