Like humans, beluga whales form social networks beyond family ties

A groundbreaking study is the first to analyze the relationship between group behaviors, group type, group dynamics, and kinship of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic. Results show that not only do beluga whales regularly interact with close kin, including close maternal kin, they also frequently associate with more distantly related and unrelated … Meer lezen

Biologists fly to find distribution of endangered belugas

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Three days this winter biologists with NOAA Fisheries are flying over the Cook Inlet pinpointing the locations of beluga whales. The surveys are meant to get an idea of the distribution of the whales within the population rather than a total count. >> read more …

Wild Whales Don’t Play Rugby

Likely many of you have seen the video of the Beluga Whale “playing fetch” with a rugby ball. Wild whales don’t play fetch with rugby balls and . . . Belugas do not live in Antarctic waters. >> read more …