Everyone falls in love with this beluga whale because of its amazing charm and distinctiveness.
Wildlife enthusiasts and scientists alike were taken aback by the sighting and began to appreciate this magnificent marine animal on a new level after seeing it for the first time on the shores of Seattle. In the Seattle seas, this magnificent humpback beluga appears to be having the time of its life, completely solitary and without the presence of its family. Incredibly, this aquatic critter hasn’t been spotted in about 70 years, but it’s even more remarkable since it’s around 1500 miles from its natural environment.
Belugas are widely known to be affable, affectionate, and social animals that form large family units. Seeing them so far away from their natural habitat was a huge surprise. And now, experts are trying to figure out why the beluga ended up in this location in the first place.
About 1500 miles away, in Cook Inlet, Alaska, you’ll find the nearest known beluga population. Jason Rogers was the first person to capture this lovely critter.
A rare Beluga whale has been spotted just east of Point Defiance near Commencement Bay. pic.twitter.com/WbbHdXVUEl— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) October 7, 2021
The awestruck man said it was an experience he’ll never forget. Despite this, it is still a mystery as to why it exhibits such unusual and outlandish behavior. Below, you’ll see a video of the beluga causing quite a stir.