JULY 17, 2015
17 / 07 / 2015
The GREMM’s research boat – the Bleuvet – is 2 nautical miles off the coast of Cacouna. We’re observing a herd of eight individuals: four white adults and four young grays. One of the animals shows a conspicuous hole in its right flank; it’s DL2023! In his company is one individual that we qualify as “dirty white”, meaning it has not yet acquired the complete white colour of adulthood.
We position the Bleuvet so as to take a biopsy from DL2023, which will allow us to confirm its sex and learn a little more about its DNA. Unfortunately, DL2023 outmanoeuvres us and we miss our target. Immediately afterwards, the herd splits into two groups that move in opposite directions. We attempt to follow them, but they appear to have vanished… into the water! We search for a good half hour, but in vain. We’ll have to wait for another encounter to discover the secrets hidden in DL2023’s fat.
Update : January 8, 2018