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by Neil Philips
unexpected discovery of an all white Beluga
leucas, seen actively swimming in
the narrow part of the estuary of the River
Thames, was first spotted by ecologist and
ornithologist Dave Andrews,
who said it had been feeding around barges near Gravesend
in Kent. The video showed the whale looked in healthy condition despite
being thousands of miles from its normal home in Arctic seas.
are sociable toothed whales and a very agile like dolphins which enables
them to catch fish and crustaceans. Their nearest normal habitat is Arctic
seas, of Russia, north of Norway, where they need their echo-location to
avoid the pack ice and to find blow holes and to come to the surface in
open sea to breathe.
Marine Life News 2012
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