2.6 to 6.7 m
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White whale / Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)
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Beluga whales trapped at ice hole (Delphinapterus leucas) too far ...
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Beluga whales in the St Lawrence River, Canada, have been dying of ...
Where do belugas live?Most populations of beluga migrate.
- In autumn, they move south as the ice forms in the Arctic.
- In spring, they return to their northern feeding areas when the ice breaks up
- In summer, they are often found near river mouths, and sometimes even venture up river. One beluga in Alaska was spotted 1000km inland, swimming up the Yukon River.
What do belugas eat?
- arctic cod