Robert: Rare beluga whale spotted in Witless Bay

Spectators have been flocking to Witless Bay to get a glimpse of a beluga whale that has been recently spotted off the shore.

Pictures and videos have been surfacing on social media as of late, showing the curious creature in the water. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans have been keeping a close eye on the marine animal as belugas aren’t a usual sight for the east coast of the province.

DFO officials are also reminding the public to keep their distance from the young beluga. Federal guidelines suggest keeping a distance of at least 400 m between you and belugas due to the vulnerability of the species.

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