Beluga Whale

Beluga whales are nicknamed “sea canaries” because their high-frequency levels are loud and sound like that of birds.

Beluga whale calves are born during the summer months of May through July.

The nursery pod stays around during the delivery of a beluga calf, then all of them take off, except a young teenage nursemaid. The baby, then, stays in-between the mother and the nursemaid as they swim, pulling him with the current.

Sources: (Bonner, 1989; Williams, 2002)
Image: Kevin Lee


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