beluga whales

BELUGA WHALES AT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

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  • Location: Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Source: www.georgiaaquarium.org
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showcasing the beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

    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.