SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
10 / 02 / 2016
This summer, we crossed paths with Neige on two occasions. During these encounters she was swimming in close proximity to newborns, though our observations did not allow us to confirm whether or not any of these calves were in fact her own. Below is an account of one of these encounters.
September 17, 2015: we are sailing in the Saguenay Fjord, near Cap de la Boule. Neige is swimming in a small herd of about ten individuals comprising adults and young, including two newborns. The herd is slowly heading up the Fjord. The winds are strong and the animals are swimming against a powerful current. In Neige’s company we spot… surprise: Yogi! Despite its name, Yogi is a female. Although she belongs to the same community as Neige, she is usually seen alone rather than in herds.