This Beluga Whale is just so happy that it's almost the weekend! Beluga whales are some of the...
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This Beluga Whale is just so happy that it's almost the weekend! Beluga whales are some of the smallest whale species in the world, found in the cold waters of the Arctic Ocean.
Nicknamed "Sea Canaries", these whales are some of the most vocal species in the ocean, and travel together across the Arctic in pods. Beluga whales are most closely related to the Narwal, in that they're the only two members of the Monodontidae family. These white whales can dive for up to 25 minutes down to depths of 800 meters where they feed on fish, crustaceans, and worms.
Beluga Whales are listed under the IUCN Red List as Near Threatened, because their populations are known to be threatened by climate change, hunting, oil and gas development, and industrial and urban pollution. Polar bears and killer whales are known predators of belugas throughout their Arctic range.
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