On the morning of May 31, it was a thrill to locate no fewer than six fin whales between Prince Shoal and Île Rouge. I was lucky enough to admire two fin whales in the distance and a tight group of four dynamic individuals. I believe I’ve photographed and identified the fin whale Orion in this group. I will send my photos to the specialist at the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), who will surely confirm this ID. Stay tuned!
Here is a video showing this beautiful quartet of fin whales:
There were also nearly a dozen minke whales in the same area, numerous belugas in the mouth of the Saguenay, quietly leaving the Fjord, many terns and an increased presence of handsome kittiwakes.
Here are the photos of the day: