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Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest Gallery

  • Beluga Whale
  • Two Belugas
  • Beluga Whale
  • Harbor Seals
  • Japanese Spider Crab
  • Octopus
  • Penguins
  • Sea Otter
  • Sea Otter
  • Sea Otter
  • Wolf Eeel
Beluga Whale

Georgia Aquarium houses four beluga whales in the Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest gallery.

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Garibaldi

The beluga whale is also called the white whale. The word “beluga” comes from the Russian word for white, “belukha.”

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Beluga Whale

The beluga is the most vocal of the toothed whales and has earned the nickname “sea canary.”

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Harbor Seals

Four harbor seals share the exhibit with beluga whales in Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest.

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Japanese Spider Crab

The giant Japanese spider crab is the largest living arthropod (this group includes crabs, shrimps, insects and spiders).

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Octopus

The giant Pacific octopus can have as many as 1,800 suckers arranged in two rows on each arm.

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Penguins

In the new African penguin exhibit, guests have several pop-up windows that let them get a bird’s eye view.

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Sea Otter

IThe fur of the sea otter is the densest of all mammals, with up to 1 million hairs per square inch.

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Sea Otter

Georgia Aquarium is home to several sea otters, including Gracie and Oz, who are often seen playing around.

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Sea Otter

To keep its luxurious coat waterproof, this otter spends many hours cleaning and grooming itself.

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Wolf Eel

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.

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