Georgia Aquarium: Beluga Whale Death Was a Sudden Loss

- The Georgia Aquarium said one of their beluga whales has passed away on Thursday.

The aquarium made the announcement on their Facebook page that Maris, a 21-year-old female whale, died suddenly early afternoon.

In the post they write: "The connections that were created over the last ten years between Maris and her animal care and veterinary teams were truly special. She cultivated a passion of conservation and education for her amazing species and she will be greatly missed by all."


Earlier this afternoon our beloved 21-year-old female beluga whale, Maris, suddenly passed away. The connections that...

Posted by Georgia Aquarium on Thursday, October 22, 2015


Veterinarians at the aquarium call her death sudden and unexpected.

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