Monday, July 16, 2012

Cover: Beluga Whales at Georgia Aquarium

The star of Georgia Aquarium's Cold Water Quest gallery is without a doubt the Beluga Whales. These majestic creatures are unique among whales and are actually quite playful. They're definitely a crowd favorite and almost always there's a docent speaking and answering questions at the viewing area.

Beluga Whales at Georgia Aquarium
Beluga Whales at Georgia Aquarium
Most of us have heard of Beluga caviar, right? Well, that delicacy does not come from the Beluga Whale (it actually comes from sturgeon). The Beluga Whale gets its name from the Russian word for "white". It's believed that their white color is an evolutionary trait to help them blend in with icy environments.

While you're at Georgia Aquarium, which is in Pemberton Place, also consider exploring nearby World of Coca-Cola, Imagine It, Centennial Olympic Park, and Inside CNN Studio Tour. Unlike many Atlanta museums, Georgia Aquarium is open on Mondays!

In the meantime, enjoy this pre-sized Facebook Cover Photo and then head over to wanderlust ATLANTA's Facebook Page to enjoy others.

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