SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
11 / 03 / 2016
We’re off the coast of Les Escoumins. DL0743 is swimming in a herd of about 150 belugas, all white adults. Such large gatherings are observed frequently in the downstream sector of the belugas’ summer range. They are generally short-lived and composed essentially of bulls.
Upon our arrival, the belugas are clustered in groups of four or five individuals each. We quickly manage to identify ten or so belugas, including Vita, DL0014 and Frimas. As the herd splinters into smaller groups, our work becomes increasingly difficult. The day draws to a close, and we head home…
Update : November 28, 2017