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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Beluga whales normally live in the waters of the Arctic. So what are a trio of them doing near New York?
May 26, 2015
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 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
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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