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  • Location: Offshore at Churchill, Canada
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  • Info: Live streaming webcam featuring Beluga whales in Churchill, Canada.

     The beluga, or white whale, is one of the smallest species of whale and is easily identifiable by its colour. Another distinguishing feature is the large bulbous forehead called a "melon” which is flexible and able to change shape allowing them to make different facial expressions. Beluga whales can produce a series of chirps, clicks, whistles and squeals, which give the beluga its other name, "the canary of the sea." These sounds are important messages of communication. Belugas feed on a variety of fish species, such as salmon and herring, as well as shrimp, crabs and mollusks.