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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 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 »

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Beluga whales live near the top of the food chain in the Arctic ocean. Belugas, also called white whales because of their white skin, eat small species of fish and crustaceans, such as salmon, smelt, herring, Arctic and ... More »

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Whales aren't fish, but mammals; they are warm-blooded, breathe air and nurse their babies with milk. Many species of whales grow very large; the blue whale can grow to over 90 feet long. Whales evolved from creatures th... More »

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