SEPTEMBRE 6, 2016
06 / 09 / 2016
The summer of 2016 – our 32nd season at sea with the belugas – was once again rich in encounters and surprises. Observations include sightings of Neige on at least two occasions. As usual, she was recognized in beluga herds consisting of adults, juveniles and newborns. However, our observations do not allow us to confirm whether or not she was the mother of any of these calves.
September 6, 2016: at Baie Sainte-Marguerite, we spot a herd of about 40 adults and young, including six newborns! This is one of the largest concentrations of calves observed this summer. Neige is there and is swimming with Athéna, one of her regular companions in the Saguenay community.
The animals are making vocalizations galore! Hearing beluga “voices” is not rare, but is always impressive. The beluga’s vocal repertoire is vast, comprising whistles, chattering, squeals and grunts, earning them the nickname “canaries of the sea”.
Update : November 28, 2017