What do beluga whales eat?
Eating a wide variety of fish, belugas will happily eat cod, herring and salmon, as well as squid, shrimps and crabs. Despite having teeth, belugas don’t actually chew their food, preferring to swallow it down whole.
Where do beluga whales live?
Beluga whales live in the high latitudes of the northern hemisphere in cold Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. Some populations have decided to put down roots and are resident in one particular area, for example the Cook Inlet in Alaska where unfortunately their numbers are in decline and they are recognized as being ‘Critically Endangered’. Others, however, undertake seasonal migrations to and from their favorite feeding and breeding grounds, the latter of which can be several hundred miles up-river.