Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest Gallery
Georgia Aquarium houses four beluga whales in the Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest gallery.
The beluga whale is also called the white whale. The word “beluga” comes from the Russian word for white, “belukha.”
The beluga is the most vocal of the toothed whales and has earned the nickname “sea canary.”
The beluga whale is the only whale with a flexible neck.
Four harbor seals share the exhibit with beluga whales in Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest.
The giant Japanese spider crab is the largest living arthropod (this group includes crabs, shrimps, insects and spiders).
The giant Pacific octopus can have as many as 1,800 suckers arranged in two rows on each arm.
In the new African penguin exhibit, guests have several pop-up windows that let them get a bird’s eye view.
IThe fur of the sea otter is the densest of all mammals, with up to 1 million hairs per square inch.
Georgia Aquarium is home to several sea otters, including Gracie and Oz, who are often seen playing around.
To keep its luxurious coat waterproof, this otter spends many hours cleaning and grooming itself.
The wolf eel somewhat resembles a moray eel, but it is actually not an eel at all. It’s a member of the “wolffish” family.