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The beluga whale is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean. It is one of two members of the family Monodontidae, along with the narwhal, and the only member of the genus Delphinapterus. It is also known as the white whale, as it is the only cetacean to regularly occur with this colour; the sea canary, due to its high-pitched calls; and the melonhead, though that more commonly refers to the melon-headed whale, which is an oceanic dolphin. The beluga is adapted to life in the Arctic, so it has anatomical and physiological characteristics that differentiate it from other cetaceans. Wikipedia


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The World's First Beluga Whale Sanctuary! To learn more:

Wild Things Media is proud to present the SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary, located in Iceland! The SEA LIFE Trust is a ...

September 9, 2019

Sea LifeTrust - Beluga Whale Sanctuary - Westman Islands - Iceland - 2021 - 4k

Welcome to the world's first Beluga Whale Sanctuary! The SEA LIFE Trust is working globally to protect the world's oceans and the ...

September 20, 2021

Grapevine Day Out: A Beluga Whale And Puffin Sanctuary

We spent a day at the Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland's Westman Islands. The sanctuary is home to Little Grey ...

June 30, 2021

Beluga Sanctuary in Iceland

Must-see when in Iceland Belugas have a couple of playmates Little White and Little Grey have many visitors in their enclosure ...

October 17, 2020

Beluga whale pair enjoy new freedom in Iceland

Two beluga whales have been returned to the sea, after they were rescued from an aquarium in China. Little White and Little Grey ...

September 28, 2020

Beluga whale sanctuary - preparing for the flight to Iceland

Update on the SeaLife Trust's beluga whale sanctuary, created in partnership with WDC. The beluga whales were carafully ...

March 6, 2019

Captive beluga whales from China make epic journey to Iceland sanctuary

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: Two beluga whales from a Shanghai aquarium ...

June 25, 2019

Former captive beluga whales explore new open water sanctuary

Two former captive beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, have taken their first swim in their new open water sanctuary home ...

September 28, 2020

Iceland's Whales Need a Safe Sanctuary (With English Narration)

Watch this video to find out more about the value of responsible whale watching to Iceland, the threats posed by whaling and the ...

October 19, 2016

Our Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2 days (Whale watching, Harpa, Ice Bar, Perlan)

25 years ago, Reykjavik was a sleepy little town with nothing to do. But today Reykjavik is a vibrant city with bars, restaurants, ...

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