SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
04 / 09 / 2012
We are navigating off the south shore in the Lower Estuary, opposite the town of L’Isle-Verte. We are witness to a large herd of 120 belugas, within which we spot Cica. The herd is split up into about twenty smaller groups of white adults and gray juveniles. The animals are feasting on small prey in the turbulent waters of the current. It’s impossible to determine what types of prey are on today’s menu, however. Belugas’ diets are highly varied. Their favourite prey include capelin, herring, sand lance and eels, as well as a number of species of invertebrates.