Devin Jaltuch Period 9 5/16/16
Beluga Whales live in the ocean. Their environment is mostly cold arctic waters. Summer is spent in shallow bays and estuaries (Beluga Whale Habitat). Mostly you will see Beluga Whales in groups from 3 to 15. You rarely see one alone (Beluga, 80). You can see one or a group of them in either North America, northern Russia, or Greenland (Beluga Whale Habitat).
When Beluga Whales are little they have this blue to brownish-red skin when young (Beluga). A Beluga Whale has white skin with tiny eyes and rounded flippers. Their jaw has 34 pointed teeth. It has one single blowhole (Beluga).
- The lump on their fore head is called a melon
- population = 100,000
- Live for at least 30 to 40 years old (Beluga, 80)
- Their average size is 10 to 16 feet
- Weight average is about 1,100 to 3,300 pounds
- Scientific name is Delphinapterus leucas (Beluga, 80)
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