Video of Beluga Whale Giving Birth

It’s a girl! This amazing video of a beluga whale giving birth comes from the Vancouver Aquarium.

(Video length: 1:09)

Qila the beluga gave birth to her first calf at 4:28 PM Tuesday, June 10, 2008. The newborn beluga is about 1.5 metres long and weighs more than 50 kilograms (at birth). The beluga will be wrinkled for the first few weeks. Its color is slate grey, which will gradually lighten as it matures. You can view Qila and her new calf live on the aquarium’s Beluga Web Cam.

3 Comments

  1. fereshteh says:

    hi
    i’m iranian astronomer i like your nebula pic!!

    hope to succeed in your life

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    fereshteh – Thanks! Here is the link to the nebula picture for anyone that is interested. Hubble Takes Photo of Veil Nebula It is an amazing photo.

  3. Ray Fowler says:

    Whoops, or did you mean the photo of the Red Square Nebula?

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