Belugas are also called white whales, and their unusual colour makes them one of the most familiar and easily distinguishable of all the whales. Calves are born grey or even brown and only fade to white as they become sexually mature around five years of age.
White whales are smallish, ranging from 13 to 20 feet in length. They have rounded foreheads and no dorsal fin.
Common Name: Beluga Whale
Scientific Name: Delphinapterus leucas
Group Name: Pod
Average life span in the wild: 35 to 50 years
Size: 13 to 20 ft
Weight: 1 to 1.5 tons
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