Eure: the animal identified in the Seine would be a beluga

After the killer whale, here is the Seine beluga. While a marine animal was spotted in the river on Tuesday, the Eure prefecture announced on Wednesday that it would be a beluga. According to the study of the first shots, “the animal would be a beluga”, “a protected species of cetacean normally living in arctic, subarctic waters and in the estuary of the St. Lawrence in Quebec”, indicates the prefecture in a press release, without specifying in which sector of the Seine the animal was seen, nor the size of the individual.

In adulthood, a beluga measures about four meters. It is also known as the white whale or white dolphin. The identification work was carried out jointly by the services of the French Office for Biodiversity and the Departmental Directorate for the Protection of Populations.


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