The Georgia Aquarium just had an amazing event occur this week. A baby beluga whale was born in captivity. Although always a controversial occurrence, the ability to witness this incredible phenomena can only happen in such a setting. Aside from that the educational benefits to those studying the species and those who cannot travel to the Arctic waters to see belugas in their natural habitat are immense. I am generally not an advocate of aquariums housing wild animals without releasing them but there are some educational aspects such as this birth that cannot be observed in the wild. That alone can stimulate incredible conservation initiatives and support from people everywhere.