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    Default Beluga whales adopt lost narwhal in St. Lawrence River


    An unusual visitor has been hanging out in the St. Lawrence River for the past three years: A narwhal, more than 1,000 kilometres south of its usual range.

    But the lone narwhal is not alone it appears he has been adopted by a band of belugas.

    The narwhal thought to be a juvenile male because of its half-metre-long tusk was filmed in July playing among a pod of young belugas, thought to be mostly or all males.

    The video was taken by the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), a non-profit group dedicated to whale research, conservation and education based in Tadoussac, Que.

    "It behaves like it was one of the boys," said Robert Michaud, the group's president and scientific director.

    Drone footage captured by the Group for Education and Research on Marine Mammals (GREMM) shows a narwhal with a group of belugas in the St. Lawrence River in July 2018:

    Beluga whales adopt lost narwhal in St. Lawrence River (LINK)


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    Default Re: Beluga whales adopt lost narwhal in St. Lawrence River

    "He looks a little weird, and he talks funny, but he seems to be alright."

    What are you doing about it?




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    Default Re: Beluga whales adopt lost narwhal in St. Lawrence River

    "See, I told you Unicorns exist…"

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    Default Re: Beluga whales adopt lost narwhal in St. Lawrence River

    So has he been adopted? Or is he just that neighbours kid who always hangs around? JayInOz

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