Beluga whales are not always white

Beluga whales are one of the most iconic whales found in Canadian waters. But did you know that these whales are not always white? Belugas are born slate grey and can remain this colour for up to eight years. Watch this video to learn more and check out our Marine Life Encyclopedia to discover more of the amazing animals found along Canada’s coasts.

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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