SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
12 / 09 / 2015
That morning, 500 m off Île du Chafaud aux Basques, we observe a herd of about twenty individuals through the mist. The herd is mainly composed of white adults, but there are also several young gray individuals. After about thirty minutes, the presence of DL0553 is confirmed amongst the herd, accompanied by a bleuvet (second-year calf) swimming quietly farther offshore. In fact, the entire herd is swimming calmly, though many animals can be heard vocalizing. Toward the end of our contact, we realize that there are two newborns in the herd. They had been clinging to their respective mothers’ sides, and had thus gone unnoticed until then.