Amazing Beluga whales charm people on many different levels.
These giants of the sea are a sight to behold.
A whole tourist industry has grown around whale watching.
And it never ceases to amaze people of what they can do.
The latest example is a group of Beluga whales adopting a Narwhal whale.
The Narwhal is a medium-sized whale.
The Beluga whales, much to the amazement of marine biologists, had a Narwhal amongst their midst.
The biologists were doing an annual Beluga census in the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.
And the Narwhal was exhibiting Beluga behaviour such blowing bubbles.
Amazing Beluga Whales Charm People
And in untypical behaviour the Narwhal was swimming and playing with the Belugas.
One Green Planet, an environmental website says:
“This Narwhal was no stranger – the animal was the same one they had observed the previous two years! Clearly, the Beluga whales consisting of 10 young males have taken the Narwhal in as one of their own.
“Researchers state this phenomenon is due to the climate change being observed in the Arctic and there is a chance that these two related species (the Beluga and Narwhal belong to the same family and might find themselves in one another’s company more and more frequently in the decades to come.:
Beluga male whales usually are 18 feet long and weigh up to 3,530 pounds.
Belugas travel in pods with up to 10 of them in a pod.
But in the summer a pod can contain hundreds of them.
They can dive to a depth of 2,300 feet.
The majority live in the Arctic Ocean and in the seas and coasts around North America, Russia and Greenland.
Their worldwide population is estimated at 150,000.
And in Nova Scotia Beluga whales are charming nature lovers.
Whales often perform to the delight of the public as was the case in British Columbia.