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Valencia's Sea Canaries
Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 6:01 PM

Within the spectacular complex of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences), the Oceanogràfic de Valencia aquarium is home to some of those treasures that nature usually reserves for those who are able to go and seek them.

When it is a matter of penetrating the Arctic waters of Canada, which is not exactly an easy feat, it is undeniable that being able to view the smiling beluga whales that live at the Oceanogràfic becomes altogether a privilege. In fact, they are the only examples of this species living in captivity in the whole of Europe. These beautiful animals with off-white skin, almost closer to dolphins than to whales, receive visitors from their aquatic tank with a joviality that never fails to surprise.

They are also known as sea canaries, on account of how vocal they are and the huge range of trills, laughs, whistles and squeaks that they use without inhibition of any kind. Viewing them in surroundings that replicate their natural habitat as well as those at the Oceanogràfic is a real pleasure and altogether an experience for anyone, whatever their age. And, to the side, in the same enclosure, the somewhat more scandalous and sullen walruses complete our tour of the Canadian Arctic.



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