Posts Categorized: Beluga Whale

Beluga whale, ©NOAA

Court Takes a Stand for Marine Mammals »

In a recent court decision, a federal judge upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to deny a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales into the U.S. for display at the Georgia Aquarium, setting a meaningful precedent for marine mammal protection.

Beluga , © Luca Galuzzi

A Magic Number for Cook Inlet Belugas »

Cook Inlet beluga whales are the most isolated population of these majestic animals. Each year, a population survey helps us understand more about their decline, and hopefully brings us a step closer to recovery. But this year’s survey brought a surprise.