View this post on Instagram

Beluga whales are highly social and extremely intelligent. They can mimic the sounds they hear including human speech! They are also known as the “canaries of the sea" because of the vast range of sounds they produce. Beluga whales are found solely in the Northern Hemisphere and inhabit the cold waters of the Arctic Ocean and subarctic regions. They are found in Alaska as well as areas of Russia, Canada, Norway and Greenland. They are listed as near threatened species in the the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. There are about 30 captive Beluga whales in the United States including around 300 worldwide. Join me Shravan Regret Iyer @shravanregretiyer3lenses and explore ‘This is America’. Visit @shravanregretiyer @regretiyerproductions and for more immersive stories.

A post shared by Shravan Regret Iyer (@shravanregretiyer3lenses) on