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Some of the beluga whale's most distinguishing physical features are its white or light coloring and uniquely shaped head, which is broad and round with a big forehead. This whale primarily lives in arctic and sub-arctic... More »

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Humpback whales are characterized largely by their music, which are noises that range from moans and cries to howls. These songs, which can last up to 20 minutes, are a source of fascination for scientists, who believe t... More »

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In addition to being the largest member of the mammal family, the blue whale is also the largest creature known to have ever inhabited the planet. This marine giant grows up to 105 feet in length, can weigh up to 200 ton... More »

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A baby beluga whale is the neonatal version of the beluga, or white whale. Beluga whales are born a brown or gray color which lightens to white as they age. A newborn beluga, also known as a calf, is about 4 feet long an... More »

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The beluga whale, also called a white whale, is the smallest species of whale. The average beluga weighs 2,000 to 3,000 pounds and measures 13 to 20 feet in length. More »

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A male whale is called a bull. A female whale is known as a cow, and a baby whale is called a calf. In some species, cows are larger than bulls. A group of whales is called a pod, herd, school, grind or gam. More »

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Found in Arctic waters, the narwhal is related to the bottlenose dolphin, beluga, porpoise and orca. It is easily distinguishable by the sword-like spiralling tusk that grows through the upper lip of the male. The male's... More »

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