Baby beluga born at GA Aquarium has died

(CNN) – A baby beluga whale born at the Georgia Aquarium last week has died.

The
aquarium said the baby and its mother were getting around-the-clock
care since the birth, but that wasn't enough to save the young whale.

The calf needed divers to bring it to the surface to breathe when it was born Friday.

Officials said the calf was underweight and had major health issues.

This
was the mother's first birth and aquarium officials say it is common
for female belugas to have unsuccessful first pregnancies.

Right now, the beluga whale exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium is closed to the public.