external image Beluga_Whale_8907.jpgBeluga whale


Size:

Beluga whales reach full size at about 10 years.
Females average 3 to 4m and weigh about 1,360kg

Colour:

Adult beluga whales are almost completely white.
Calves are dark gray;they become lighter incolour with age and at full maturity they become white,
though they retain some dark colouron the edge of the flippers and flukes.

Speed:

Beluga whales are relatively slow swimmers.
They swim about 2-6mph.
They are capable of short bursts of speed up to 14mph for about 15min.

Life span:

Beluga whale's life span is about 25 to 30 years.

Living:

Beluga whales generally live together in small groups known as pods.
They are social animals and very vocal communicators that employ a diversified language of clicks, whistles, and clangs.
Beluga whales can also mimic a variety of other sounds

Food:

They eat octopus, squid, crabs, shrimp, clams, snails, sandworms, fishes, and ect...