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Visit the chilly unknown at Georgia Aquarium to watch the magnificent beluga whales swim carefree around in our Cold Water Quest gallery.

The beautiful white beluga whale is found in the arctic and sub-arctic regions of the world including Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and several northern European countries. These "canaries of the sea" are highly vocal, and at Georgia Aquarium, if you listen closely you'll hear the high-pitched songs of the beluga whales. These animals are very sociable and are often observed swimming up to the glass to check out the guests face to face.

Our webcams are available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST.

Facts about beluga whales:

  • The beluga whale is also called the “white whale.” The word “beluga” is derived from a Russian word for "white".
  • Besides vocalizations, the beluga whale may communicate through facial expressions and physical contact.
  • The beluga whale is extremely social, in that it lives, hunts and migrates in groups called pods.
  • The beluga whale has the ability to swim backwards to maneuver through arctic ice.
  • Beluga whales undergo a seasonal molt by rubbing up against hard objects like rocks to shed their outer layer of skin.