DL2449

Beluga

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  • ID number

    DL2449

  • Sex

    Female

  • Year of birth

    2002

  • Known Since

    2005

Distinctive traits

DL2449 can be recognized by its X-shaped scar, resembling stitches, on the left flank in front of its dorsal crest. He also has three deep scars on the peduncle of his left flank. On his right flank, a slight scar is visible. When the animal was still white, very visible white lines could be seen on this same flank.

Life history

We first met DL2449 in 2005. A biopsy in 2007 identified DL2449 as a female, by genetic analysis of a tiny piece of skin and fat taken from her back. At the time, she was still grey. In 2019, she was immaculate white. Beluga whale color change, from gray to white, occurs between the ages of 12 and 16.

It has been observed among adults and gray juveniles, as well as with adults, young grays and calves.

The rest of DL2449’s story will tell us a lot about the evolution of the beluga’s social life. By understanding how belugas live, we can better protect them.

Adopt DL2449

It costs $5,000 a year to adopt a beluga. There are two ways to adopt a beluga : on your own, in your name or that of your company, or as part of a group.

Contact our team by email or at 418-235-4701. Our team will provide you with all the tools you need to set up your online campaign and share it with your networks.

Observations history in the Estuary

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2019
2020
2021
2022

Years in which the animal was not observed Years in which the animal was observed