Benefiting endangered belugas in Alaska
Shedd supports research benefiting the critically endangered beluga whale population in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. Approximately 340 individuals remain in these waters, down from a historic 1,300 animals.
By teaming with Georgia Aquarium to fund research by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on beluga habitat use, foraging and the impact of noise pollution, we hope to help save this small but important population.
Meet the Belugas
With a few key characteristics and enough whales within view to make comparisons, you can begin to figure out who’s who among Shedd’s eight belugas and even get some insights into their social relationships.