The Beluga (white whale) is an
Arctic Ocean dwelling mammal. The Beluga is one of the
smaller whales which only weighs up to 2 tons. The
average length is about 16 feet. They have a round, robust shape
and are unsuited for swimming fast.
They currently are in a
state on the Endangered Species List;
only 100,000-200,000 are left. Hunted by Inuit for
their skin, flesh and oils for many centuries.
| Picture Permission By:
Shebs, S. (Photographer).
(2005). Delphinapterus leucas.
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