- ID number : DL0003
- Sex : Female
- Year of birth : Around 1982
- Year of birth : 1985
- Adopted since : 1990
The major deformities in her vertebral column combined with a small scar in the depression of one of these deformities are Pascolio’s distinctive traits.
Our first encounter with Pascolio dates back to 1985. At the time, she was a young dark gray beluga about 2 or 3 years old.
Pascolio belongs to the Saguenay community of females. Although she has regularly been observed with young and calves, we have never seen her with a newborn that we believed to be her own.
Male or female? We long thought that Pascolio was a male. Once, when she swam under our boat, we caught a glimpse of the genital slit. However, the pods in which Pascolio associates and its smaller size than most males suggested the opposite. A biopsy performed in 2008 would end the debate: Pascolio is indeed a female.
Pascolio observations history
Tadoussac business owners
The Tadoussac business owners adopted Pascolio (1988).