When the belugas have been killed the next task is to get them to shore.
Belugas reach a maximum overall length of about 16 feet (4.9 m).
Belugas have extremely robust bodies tapering to a distinct "neck" region and a very small head relative to body size.
Belugas feed on a variety of fishes (including cod and capelin), on squid, and on a variety of benthic crustaceans.
Belugas are regularly seen in the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers throughout late spring and summer.
It was a glorious day and the belugas appeared in greater numbers than for many years.
If the belugas are numerous their captors have not a moment to lose for the creatures may escape with the next tide.