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Vancouver Aquarium Declares Supreme Court Challenge, Refuses To Stop Breeding Belugas

Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas), is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean and is commonly referred to simply as the melonhead, beluga or sea canary due to its high-pitched twitter. It is characterized by its unmistakeable white cork, absence of a dorsal fin and its mouth which is permanently upturned, resembling a smile. The large deformable melon at the front of its head is used for echolocation. Image via Russavia #Beluga_Whale

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Beluga Whales, Beluga Whale Pictures, Beluga Whale Facts

The beluga, or white whale, is one of the smallest species of whale. Their distinctive color and prominent foreheads make them easily identifiable. Photograph by Brian J. Skerry

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Beluga whale 'makes human-like sounds'

Beluga whales are known as "canaries of the sea" because of their frequent, high-pitched calls.

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Beluga Whales, Beluga Whale Pictures, Beluga Whale Facts

Belugas are also called white whales, and their unusual color makes them one of the most familiar and easily distinguishable of all the whales.

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Lovely bubbly! Beluga whales are the ocean's cleverest creatures, but they aren't above a spot of fun

The Beluga Whale is an Arctic and sub-Arctic species of cetacean. and is a highly sociable creature. They can tilt their heads up and down and side to side and unlike most whale, can swim backwards. This one, enjoys nothing more than blowing bubbles. First, it puffs out a huge gust of air from its blow-hole to make a doughnut-shaped ring, then it rolls underneath the bubble, kisses it with the tip of its nose and glides over it. It's an elegant underwater dance. via dailymail #Beluga_Whale


Beluga Whale Sounds and Speaks Like a Human and Mimics Human Speech (Speaking Beluga Whale) SAN DIEGO — It could be the muffled sound of singing in the shower or that sing-songy indecipherable voice from the Muppets Swedish Chef. Surprisingly, scientists said the audio they captured was a whale imitating people. In fact, the whale song sounde...

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Come on in, the water's freezing: Amazing underwater photos show beluga whales meeting divers at Arctic rehabilitation farm