SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

  • 26 / 09 / 2017 Par Mélissa Tremblay

    On the Saguenay River, the Bleuvet is sailing near Anse à la Boule under mostly cloudy skies. Waves were at least a half a metre high on account of the wind. Between two waves, we manage to locate a herd of about fifteen individuals within which is a single newborn. The belugas are practically treading water as they slowly make their way upstream against the current. In a group of two adults and four gray juveniles, we recognize Athéna. Also, not very far from her is the female Pacalou, a long-time acquaintance of our team. Despite the waves, we manage to take a biopsy from one of the animals in the herd. The swell becomes stronger, and the belugas disappear in the waves. We leave Anse à la Boule, happy to have recognized Athéna and to have been able to biopsy an animal!

    Update: April 3, 2018