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See A Rescue Effort To Save 10 Stranded Whales
Scientists aren't sure why the massive sperm whales suddenly beached themselves in Indonesia.
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White Whale Caught on Video—How'd it Get That Way?
Thought to be the famous whale Migaloo, the sighting off Australia calls to mind Moby Dick.
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8 of Summer's Best Midnight Sun Adventures
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Why These Whales Are 'Standing' In the Ocean
One photographer captured a rare glimpse of what it looks like when whales snooze.
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Orcas Feast on Whale in Shocking Raw Video
A drone captured the rare footage off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
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In Unprecedented Loss, Endangered Whales Die of Mysterious Cause
An estimated 500 North Atlantic right whales exist globally, making the recent deaths even more alarming.
About Beluga Whale

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.

Fast Facts 

Common Name: Beluga Whale

Scientific Name: Delphinapterus leucas

Type: Mammals

Diet: Carnivores

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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