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Mysterious Whale Skull From The 1980s Confirmed As Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

After nearly 30 years, the mystery behind the odd-looking whale skull in Denmark has been solved. Evidently, the creature it belonged to was 54 percent beluga and 46 percent narwhal.

Animals June 20, 2019

LOOK: Beluga Whale Pod Appears To Adopt Lost Narwhal

A lost narwhal was seen with a beluga whale pod in Canada's St. Lawrence River for the third year in a row. The narwhal was behaving as though he was "one of the boys."

Animals September 16, 2018

Beluga Whales Will Have A New Sanctuary In Iceland

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and the Sea Life Trust are building a new sanctuary for beluga whales in Iceland. The first two beluga whales are expected to move into the facility in 2019.

Animals June 26, 2018

Trainer Puts Lipstick On Beluga Whale To Make It Prettier

A marine park trainer was seen putting lipstick on a beluga whale to make it prettier for the park’s visitors. People, however, reacted negatively and condemned the park for the act.

Animals June 13, 2018

Loss Of Arctic Sea Ice Endangers Entire Ecosystem, Up To The Great Beluga Whale

Belugas depend on fish that feed primarily on zooplankton, which in turn relies on sea ice algae to thrive. The dwindling arctic ice means a shortage of phytoplankton, and thus a lack of food for the beluga, among other creatures.

Animals March 27, 2017

Beluga Whales Tracked During Hunt Reveal Patterns Of Foraging

Beluga whales dive deep under water in the hunt for food, a new study reveals. During the hunt, a tag is attached to a whale in the wild.

February 14, 2016

Necropsy Reveals Beluga Whale At Georgia Aquarium Died Of Heart Failure

Animal autopsy of beloved beluga whale showed the animal died of acute heart failure. Maris was born in November 2005 and spent the last 10 years at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Life December 9, 2015

Rising Global Temperature And Melting Sea Ice Could Make The Arctic Ice-Free By 2030

Melting ice in Canada's Arctic affect underwater marine life and their survival. An ice-free Arctic by 2030 would increase human traffic and destroy natural habitat of marine life.

Earth/Environment October 30, 2015

Healthy Beluga Whale At Georgia Aquarium Suddenly Dies

On Oct. 22, a beluga whale named Maris at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta died an unexpected death. Routine examinations showed no signs of illness.

Animals October 23, 2015

Georgia Aquarium Battles Feds For Beluga Whale Import Permit

The Georgia Aquarium took a federal agency to court for denying its application to import beluga whales to the United States.

Society August 11, 2015

Baby Beluga At Georgia Aquarium Loses Fight For Life As Workers Hold Her Near Mom

A baby beluga whale at Georgia Aquarium passed away June 5 despite the diligent efforts of its caretakers. The cause of death is still under investigation.

June 5, 2015

Baby Beluga Whale At Georgia Aquarium in Guarded Condition - Will She Survive?

Georgia Aquarium is home to a beluga whale born on Mother's Day. She is refusing to eat and is not gaining weight — what is being done to rescue her?

June 4, 2015

Three Young Beluga Whales Spotted In Waters Off Long Island

Beluga whales normally live in the waters of the Arctic. So what are a trio of them doing near New York?

May 26, 2015

Researchers Spot Beluga Whales Swimming Near Rhode Island

Three beluga whales, or white whales, have been spotted in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Authorities believe that the whales are not in any sort of distress.

Earth/Environment May 12, 2015

Whales and ships heading for collision in Bering Strait, fear scientists

Whales and ships are on a collision course in the Bering Strait. How much danger are the marine mammals in, and what can be done to protect them?

Earth/Environment February 27, 2014

Deadly cat parasite attacks beluga whales, humans may be next, warn scientists

A Toxoplasma parasite known to affect cats has been found affecting Beluga whales as well. Scientists have now issued health warnings regarding consuming Beluga meat.

Animals February 15, 2014

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