JULY 6, 2016
06 / 07 / 2016
We’re off of Pointe Noire, where we spot Blanche in a herd of belugas composed of about 10 adults and young. The herd is working its way upstream, up the Saguenay Fjord. Blanche is swimming in the company of a young gray individual. This observation is interesting, as we had observed a newborn at her sides in 2014 and her young was still with her in 2015. It’s still too early to confirm, but the young dark gray beluga could be the calf she gave birth to in 2014. Female belugas nurse their young for a period of about two years, but the relationship between the mother and her offspring can last beyond weaning.