ligne décoration

Adopted by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

  • ID number


  • Sex


  • Year of birth

    Before 1973

  • Known Since


Distinctive traits

Loulou has no scars on his flanks, but his dorsal crest is full of details. A small notch in the middle, followed by a few slight pointed bumps and several depressions at the end make up Loulou’s profile.

Life history

First observed in 1989, Loulou was completely white. He was therefore born before 1973.

His large size, habits and social affiliations clearly indicate that Loulou is a male. He is a regular sighting in the Saguenay Fjord, including Baie Sainte-Marguerite. He is part of one of the two male networks in the Saguenay.

Loulou is a male adept of the Saguenay Fjord. He finds the conditions and food essential to his needs. He feeds on groundfish (capelin, herring, smelt, sand lance), eels and invertebrates (Nereis worm, squid, octopus, crustaceans). But he can also hunt in the water column and near the surface, swimming or hovering against the current.

Observations history in the Estuary


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

Latest news

We’re in the Saguenay region. We have just recognized Loulou in a herd of some sixty individuals, mainly adults. Loulou is accompanied by Walter, Pablo, Double-Vent, Équerre and DL0084.

Loulou was last seen over twenty years ago. What happened to him? Is he dead? Has he remained invisible to the eye of the researcher all this time? One thing’s for sure, his story remains a valuable source of information that helps us to better understand this fragile population.


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise adopted Loulou (1999).