- ID number : DL0002
- Sex : Male
- Year of birth : Before 1965
- Know since : 1977
- Adopted since : 1989
Walter stands out by the deep scar on his right side that runs up to his dorsal crest. On his left flank, two small gray spots can be seen. In 2000, two new small gashes appeared in the middle of his dorsal crest.The first time Walter was photographed in 1977, he was already pure white, which means he was at least 12 to 16 years old.Walter belongs to one of the two male networks that frequent the head of the Laurentian Channel and the Saguenay Fjord. Within these networks are smaller groups of males that are regularly seen together.
Walter’s most regularly “pals around” with Double-Vent, Jasper and Pablo. Nevertheless, during one of our last encounters with Walter in 2002, he was observed in the company of Cumulus and Laurent, two males who are not part of his usual clan. This observation raises some interesting questions. Has he lost his longtime companions? Can an aging beluga take on a new social role?
Walter observations history
Cossette Communication-Marketing Québec inc
Cossette Communication-Marketing Québec inc adopted Walter (1989).