The Squid Hound
Which animal has the nickname, “squid hound”? A strange type of dog? Nope, the beluga whale.
Belugas have been called “squid hounds” in some regions due to their ability to pack in the squid, one of their favorite foods. Belugas can consume up to 3% of their body weight a day, which can be 50 pounds of food or more. Unfortunately they won’t be finding much squid in the Churchill River, but don’t worry. There is more than enough fish to go around.
“Beluga whales feed on crustaceans and small fish. In Hudson Bay, they eat shrimp, Capelin (Mallotus villosus), Sand Lance (Ammodytes americanus). Belugas also eat Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus), Arctic Cod (Boreogadus saida), Turbot (Reinhardtius hippogiossoides), salmon, squid, molluscs and marine worms.”
See them swim above and below water on our Live Cams here.