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.
“We give our belugas different toys throughout the day for enrichment. This lets them play and get creative with how they interact with objects and each other.”Susan Allen, trainer