A stranded Beluga whale calf was found by rescuers last month and seems to like its new home on land. The calf was found on June 18th when it was estimated to be only two or three days old. The 5-foot long calf was brought to the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) weighing 50 kilograms (110 pounds). The rescuers say the calf repeatedly returned to shore after being encouraged to return to the open ocean.
Nina Sen is a frequent contributor to Live Science’s Life’s Little Mysteries series: an exploration and explanation of our world’s phenomena, both natural and man-made. She also writes astronomy photo stories for Live Science's sister site Space.com.