12 Facts About Beluga whale


Beluga whale is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean.

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Beluga whale is adapted to life in the Arctic, with anatomical and physiological characteristics that differentiate it from other cetaceans.

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Beluga whale's earliest known distinctive ancestors include the prehistoric Denebola brachycephala from the late Miocene epoch, and Bohaskaia monodontoides, from the early Pliocene .

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Beluga whale has a very specialised sense of hearing and its auditory cortex is highly developed.

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In special circumstances, beluga whale sounds have been reported to resemble human speech.

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Beluga whale hunting quotas in Canada and the United States are established using the Potential Biological Removal equation PBR = Nmin * 0.

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Beluga whale is considered an excellent sentinel species, because it is long-lived, at the top of the food web, bears large amounts of fat and blubber, relatively well-studied for a cetacean, and still somewhat common.

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The guide recommends boats carrying the Beluga whale watchers keep their distance from the cetaceans and it expressly prohibits chasing, harassing, obstructing, touching, or feeding them.

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The Beluga whale, who was noticed by conservationists to be traveling alone, appeared to be separated from the rest of its group, and is thought to be a lost individual.

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One Beluga whale entered the Charlottetown Harbour and travelled up the Hillsborough River to Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island.

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Beluga whale is listed on appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals .

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The song "Baby Beluga whale" was composed after Raffi saw a recently born beluga calf in Vancouver Aquarium.

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