beluga whales


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  • Location: Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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  • Info: Live streaming webcam showcasing beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. On May 17th, 2020, a new beluga whale calf was born to 20-year-old Whisper.

More info: Beluga whales are also called white whales because of their unusual and very distinguishable colour. They are extremely sociable mammals that live, hunt and migrate together in pods, ranging from a few individuals to hundreds.

Their bulbous forehead, called a "melon”, is flexible and capable of changing shape, which allows them to make different facial expressions. Belugas are able to communicate with a series of chirps, clicks, whistles and squeals, which gives the beluga its other name, "the canary of the sea." Their diet consists of a variety of fish species, such as salmon and herring, as well as shrimp, crabs and molluscs.