OCTOBER 2, 2017

  • 02 / 10 / 2017 Par Mélissa Tremblay

    On this autumn day, visibility is good and small waves are rippling across the Saguenay. We are near Anse Saint-Étienne (Saint-Étienne cove) aboard the Bleuvet, GREMM’s research vessel. Around us is a herd of 25 belugas consisting of adults, juveniles and one newborn. The herd splits into three smaller groups. In one of them, Dorothy is swimming with three adult belugas and two young grays. Also in the herd are Blanchon, Pacalou and DL1508. The wind is picking up, reaching speeds of up to 20 km/h. What were once benign little waves have turned into whitecaps, and the belugas begin to dive for longer periods. Our observation time of the herd comes to an end.

    Update: april 6, 2018