JULY 28, 2010
28 / 07 / 2010
On this gorgeous summer day, we are on board the Bleuvet in the Saguenay Fjord. We observe a herd of about thirty individuals, including adults and young. Once we get close enough, we attempt to take a biopsy, but without success.
The herd is divided into a few smaller groups engaged in different activities. For example, six belugas are “logging”, meaning they are resting and treading water at the surface, side by side. Not far from them are a few young grays who are swimming actively. One of them spits out a stream of water at the surface and gives the impression that it is in the process of feeding. Two other grays slap their heads, pectoral fins and tails on the water surface while emitting a few clicking noises.
In another group, we spot DL0197. Some belugas are stationary; others are swimming up the Fjord. Once again we try to take a biopsy from a beluga, but to no avail. Finally, after three hours of valuable observations, we leave the belugas to their activities.