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The beluga or white whale, Delphinapterus leucas, is an Arctic and sub-Arctic species of cetacean. It is one of two members of the family Monodontidae, along with the narwhal. This marine mammal is commonly referred to simply as the beluga or sea canary due to its high-pitched twitter.[3] It is up to 5 m (16 ft) in length and an unmistakable all-white color with a distinctive protuberance on the head. From a conservation perspective, the beluga is considered “near threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature; however the subpopulation from the Cook Inlet in Alaska is considered critically endangered and is under the protection of the United States’ Endangered Species Act.[2][4] Of seven Canadian beluga populations, two are listed as endangered, inhabiting eastern Hudson Bay, and Ungava Bay

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Alaska Cook Inlet Beluga Whale

Alaska Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Beluga Whales In Alaska’s Cook Inlet Endangered The government has declared Beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet endangered, and they’ll need special protection if they’re going to survive. The number of whales plummeted 50 percent … Continue reading

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