A baby beluga whale washes up on a beach. A scientist tries to save her life. Will he succeed? There's a chance, because he knows her family. The baby is one of the 900 endangered belugas in Canada's magnificent St. Lawrence River. Humans are more closely tied to these whales than to almost any other wild animal on the planet. Over centuries we have killed them, worn their skins, captured them, poisoned them, studied them, and loved them. The history of our civilization is in their flesh and blood. CALL OF THE BABY BELUGA tells a heart-warming story of the way belugas live their social and communicative lives, and of a stalwart group of scientists who use knowledge and compassion to try to save that endangered baby, her extended family, and the threatened future we all share.