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Adopted by Pierre-Laurent Boullais and Galerie Pangée

  • ID number


  • Sex


  • Year of birth

    Between 2015 and 2017

  • Known Since


Distinctive traits

DL9112 is easily recognized by a white dot topped by a white line on her left flank. This beluga is still gray and her right flank is unknown.

Life history

We first met DL9112 in 2019. At the time, she was still gray. At her last sighting in 2022, DL9112 was still gray. Beluga whales change color from gray to white between the ages of 12 and 16. DL9112 would therefore have been born between 2015 and 2017.

DL9112 is a female. Her sex was confirmed in 2019 by biopsy, thanks to genetic analysis of the tiny piece of skin and fat taken from her back.

DL9112 has been observed in groups of adults and gray juveniles, as well as in groups of adults, gray juveniles and calves.

The rest of DL9112’s story will tell us a lot about the evolution of beluga whale social life. By understanding how belugas live, we can better protect them.

Observations history in the Estuary


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


Pierre-Laurent Boullais et la Galerie Pangée adopted DL9112 (2022).