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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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