Beluga whales are commonly found in the coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean. However, beluga whales have also been known to live in sub-arctic waters. More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Fish

Several factors threaten beluga whales, including a changing climate, noise from ocean vessels, commercial fishing practices, pollution and habitat destruction, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

The beluga whale feeds opportunistically on whatever it can find, preying on around 100 different bottom-dwelling animals in the ocean. Some of the foods it eats include flounder, smelt, herring, cod, capelin and other f... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals
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While a whale's fins are similar in structure and function to those of a fish, whales and fish are not closely related, so their similarities are defined as analogous, not homologous. The development of fins in two such ... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Fish