A Narwhal in the St. Lawrence River
Surreal footage of a lost narwhal that has joined a pod of Belugas gt1000 km south of its typical habitat

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The GREMM research team was filming a group of belugas when they realized a narwhal was amongst them! After the initial excitement of this discovery, our first question was: is this the same individual as the one observed in 2016 and 2017? We therefore landed the drone and took out our camera to take a few snapshopts. After photographing our vagrant as well as his companions from both sides, we were able to confirm that it was indeed the same narwhal!To learn more: https://baleinesendirect.org/en/with-the-belugas-and-a-narwhal/

Comments

Álvaro Carrillo : If this video lasted 1 hour of the same footage, same music and ocean sound, I would watch it over and over again. Beautiful

Ricardo Cooper : This is so the other gangs of Beluga whales don't dare mess with this gang, or they will get the stabbed!

kevin amaral : Mom the new kid keeps on poking me!

diane9247 : This is a unique and touching story of adaptation, but it is also stunningly beautiful film making. It leaves me craving more!

blaaka33 : he came to the right neighbourhood

Bulldozer : ..and then they had Narlugas and Balwhals

Mail Eryas : +10 Defense

Cynthia Peters : I can't love this enough!

Tooth Nick : Anyone know the name of the song?

You wish you were me : They are obviously very related by looking at their body shapes. I wonder if it is possible for them to produce a hybrid?

1000SubsNoVids : Who came here from daily dose of internet?

S. A. Debre : They're so adorable <3

Mourad El hajjam : Great piece of footage ! Very lucky to witness and film this, thanks for sharing. Song name: Intervention by Lee Rosevere

Wonjae Yi : I wish they could make a movie of it. That would be so inspiring ❤️

MavianMK : interspecies erotica

William Case : like Mac Miller swimming with the homies.. RIP

Sothea Teschea : I feel very lonely If one day all whales stop talking to me.

Maggie Lin : Every time I watch this brings me to tears. So beautiful. I'm so happy that he found a place. A family. A home.

Joseph McFadden : Le vivre-ensemble québecois... une sacrée belle chose à voir! : )

Luigiplayz Gaming : Daily dose of internet

Catherine Todd : "How did the toothy young narwhal get so far south? He probably fled there after his Arctic habitat lost too much ground to climate-related ice melt, according to biologists at the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) — a nonprofit whale-conservation group based in Quebec, Canada." more: https://www.livescience.com/63584-beluga-whales-adopt-narwhal.html

Joanna Kokoshka : That's the sweetest thing ever - somebody should make it in to children's book.

Ruz : does the le narwhal bacon? xdddd lolroflmao

Fros ty : I think I broke the replay button

grecomic : Soon we’ll discover the beluga call for “Watch where you point that thing!”

Naerwyn : Can I have a 3 hour video? XD

Omega Ovnis Ufos : Simply amazing !

Mj Malonzo : It's lovely. I could watch it over and over again. Belugas are smart and the lone narwhal is nice to see with the bunch. He is not alone and lonely anymore and this news makes my heart happy 💜

Sebastian M. : Beautiful fantastic image

Kronos : What's the name of the song? :(( Desperate for dis

Victoria FOOTE-BLACKMAN : The music is Intervention by Lee Rosevere.

Dragon Butt : Narwal receive love c:

zeewann : Maybe they think he's a spotted baluga with a weird long pointy thing?

No Name Here ? : What is the name of that lovely song?

Super Platypus : This is beautiful

Catherine Todd : More about making this video: "In addition to continuing the photo-ID program, we also have a new project: aerial video recordings. Using a drone, the BpJAM team sets out to document a new facet of beluga life: their social interactions. Taken in a systematic manner, these videos offer a new glimpse of the daily lives of belugas under the surface, which was nearly impossible from aboard the boat. In particular, we want to better understand how and why belugas use a given habitat. Thanks to this new tool, we were able to make a great discovery last Friday. After completing the classic photo-identification tracking of a group of about 50 to 60 belugas, we launch the drone. After a few minutes in the air, a group of belugas resurfaces. And to our surprise, the narwhal is amongst them! After the initial excitement of this discovery, our first question was: is this the same individual as the one observed in 2016 and 2017? We therefore landed the drone and took out our camera to take a few snapshopts. After photographing our vagrant as well as his companions from both sides, we were able to confirm that it was indeed the same narwhal!" more: https://baleinesendirect.org/en/with-the-belugas-and-a-narwhal/

Ultidragonlord : People underestimate how smart other animals really are.

Ophelia : they are angels

Joseph Dyck : Lol so cute. I hope he knows how to not stab them

Putrid OG : They just need him for a back scratcher that's it hahaha

Cheezay Ballz : Hm, I wonder if Narwhales and Belugas can crossbreed? Both species belong in the same cetacean family, the Monodontidae, so they should be compatible. And it's known that even species that don't belong in the same family, but superfamily are compatible for crossbreeding. Like bottlenose dolphin and false killer whale, melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin ( they are all Delphinoidea)

ebarsby : So amazing!

Chococacaooo : Same family

RockyLewisFilms : lower the music volume on future vids.

Ophelia : wow they look a lot alike dont they

feliox : damn I was there 4 months ago and I didn't ear of that

Kakashi Senpai : Hope Orcas didn't find this pod

Catherine Todd : Who did the wonderful music? And video director?

Adam The Beluga Whale : Yay