A pod of beluga whales adopted a lost narwhal and researchers say it ‘behaves like it was one of the boys’

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  • Researchers at a marine mammals lab in Canada uploaded an adorable video of a lone narwhal and a pod of beluga whales swimming together in the St. Lawrence River.
  • The narwhal, which was roughly 621 miles (1,000 km) away from its usual Arctic habitat, was “adopted” by the belugas and living alongside them.
  • Despite their stark differences in appearance, belugas and narwhals are actually from the same cetacean family, called Monodontidae.

Stranded miles and miles away from home, things weren’t looking too good for this lost juvenile narwhal. Fortunately, the wandering youngster is doing just fine thanks to his new pals, a local gang of beluga whales.

The unlikely pod was spotted in the waters of the St. Lawrence River near the province of Quebec by the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) back in July.

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