Thousands Of Whales Are Gathering Near The Arctic Circle. What’s Going On?
Every July and August, around 2,000 beluga whales congregate just 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Nunavut, Canada. Their arrival coincides with the melting of the ice where the pods play, nurse, mate and socialize. Onlookers stand on the shore merely a few feet away listening and watching the whales. Sometimes the large mammals will direct their attention to the visitors.