A research team on the Saint-Lawrence River was very excited when they noticed a narwhal swimming among the pack of beluga whales they were observing! The narwhal’s presence is intriguing because the natural habitat for narwhals is over 1 000 kilometres North of here!
The researchers were even more excited about the discovery after they managed to take some close-up shots of the animal and confirm it’s the same narwhal they observed in 2016 and 2017. This means the grey “unicorn” of the seas has been swimming with these Saint-Lawrence belugas for at least two years!
This leads many to believe the narwhal somehow became lost from its original pack, and was “adopted” by the belugas. Intriguing!
Check out the amazing footage captured by the GREMM research team below: