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beluga

the arctic dolphin. See delphinapterus leucas.
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Lazy Bear Lodge offer a variety of them including the Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure, which runs in July and August, the Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure between October and November and Beluga Whale Dream Tour, between June and September, each taken by a guide with expertise of flora, fauna, social history and wildlife.
A number of marine mammals, including narwhals (Monodon monoceros), beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas), bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus), and bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus), are known to occur in Baffin Bay and Melville Bay off northwest Greenland (Finley and Renaud, 1980; Doidge and Finley, 1993; Dietz and Heide-Jorgensen, 1995; Stafford et al.
Every year, from June until September, 59,000 beluga whales congregate in Canada's Hudson Bay to feed on capelin fish; the world's largest gathering of the whale species.
This decision is the result of the recommended change in status of the Beluga whales to endangered and ongoing discussions we have had with communities and key stakeholders," TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling said in a statement.
Although the Manila Ocean Park will do their best to ensure the best care and safety of the Beluga whales to be imported into the Philippines, we cannot deny the truth that these animals thrive in very cold environments, specifically the arctic, and the subarctic regions of the world," National Museum Director Jeremy Barns said in the letter, dated December 3.
The park's earlier plan to bring in wild beluga whales from Russia
Beluga whales are sometimes called the "canaries of the sea," but a more apt name might be the parrots of the sea.
1) For Steingraber, the salient facts are industrial pollutants in watersheds that have led to cancer in beluga whales, linking them with human beings--like Steingraber--who have developed bladder cancer themselves.
A lawsuit challenging petroleum exploration in Alaska's Cook Inlet has been filed by four groups, including an Alaska Native village, that claim seismic testing will harm endangered beluga whales.
The film will include footage of polar bears, penguins, beluga whales as well as HD imagery of the remote landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Elsewhere beluga whales gather in water just deep enough to be able to scrub themselves clean on the seabed.
Photos are accompanied by descriptions of polar bear physical characteristics, behavior, preferred environment, and informatin on other animals from the region such as seals, muskoxen, tern, beluga whales, walruses, and arctic fox.