AUGUST 25, 2014
25 / 08 / 2014
We’re observing Or Blanc at the mouth of the Fjord. He’s swimming in a herd of 60 or so belugas that are slowly making their way up the Fjord. Within the herd, we notice a few entirely white individuals – including females Blanche and her daughter Marguerite as well as DL0553 and males Gracy and DL0918 – though 40% of the belugas are gray or slightly gray. We also observe three newborns, two of which are the respective calves of Blanche and Marguerite. Mother and daughter are swimming side by side, each with their own offspring. We are thus witness to three generations of belugas: a first for our team.
The Saguenay is a place where cows and bulls of different generations mingle: male networks like Or Blanc’s mix with communities of females and young, as well as with groups of juvenile males.