The species Delphinapterus leucas, in the family Monodontidae, found primarily in the Arctic Ocean and adjoining seas. They are small WHALES lacking a dorsal fin.
Large marine mammals of the order CETACEA. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in ANIMAL FEED and FERTILIZERS, and for baleen. Today, there is a moratorium on most commercial whaling, as all species are either listed as endangered or threatened.
The species Balaenoptera physalus, in the family Balaenopteridae, characterized by a large, strongly curved, dorsal fin. It is the second largest of the WHALES, highly migratory, but rarely seen near the shore.
A chromosomal disorder characterized by MENTAL RETARDATION, broad thumbs, webbing of fingers and toes, beaked nose, short upper lip, pouting lower lip, agenesis of corpus callosum, large foramen magnum, keloid formation, pulmonary stenosis, vertebral anomalies, chest wall anomalies, sleep apnea, and megacolon. The disease has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance and is associated with deletions of the short arm of chromosome 16 (16p13.3).
An order of wholly aquatic MAMMALS occurring in all the OCEANS and adjoining seas of the world, as well as in certain river systems. They feed generally on FISHES, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Most are gregarious and most have a relatively long period of parental care and maturation. Included are DOLPHINS; PORPOISES; and WHALES. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp969-70)
A member of the p300-CBP transcription factor family that was initially identified as a binding partner for CAMP RESPONSE ELEMENT-BINDING PROTEIN. Mutations in CREB-binding protein are associated with RUBINSTEIN-TAYBI SYNDROME.
Enzymes that catalyze acyl group transfer from ACETYL-CoA to HISTONES forming CoA and acetyl-histones.
Enzymes catalyzing the transfer of an acetyl group, usually from acetyl coenzyme A, to another compound. EC 2.3.1.

Systemic effects of arctic pollutants in beluga whales indicated by CYP1A1 expression. (1/12)

Cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) is induced by exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and planar halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PHAHs) such as non-ortho polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). In this study, we examined CYP1A1 protein expression immunohistochemically in multiple organs of beluga whales from two locations in the Arctic and from the St. Lawrence estuary. These beluga populations have some of the lowest (Arctic sites) and highest (St. Lawrence estuary) concentrations of PCBs in blubber of all cetaceans. Samples from these populations might be expected to have different contaminant-induced responses, reflecting their different exposure histories. The pattern and extent of CYP1A1 staining in whales from all three locations were similar to those seen in animal models in which CYP1A has been highly induced, indicating a high-level expression in these whales. CYP1A1 induction has been related to toxic effects of PHAHs or PAHs in some species. In St. Lawrence beluga, the high level of CYP1A1 expression coupled with high levels of contaminants (including CYP1A1 substrates, e.g., PAH procarcinogens potentially activated by CYP1A1) indicates that CYP1A1 could be involved in the development of neoplastic lesions seen in the St. Lawrence beluga population. The systemic high-level expression of CYP1A1 in Arctic beluga suggests that effects of PAHs or PHAHs may be expected in Arctic populations, as well. The high-level expression of CYP1A1 in the Arctic beluga suggests that this species is highly sensitive to CYP1A1 induction by aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists.  (+info)

Basal body temperature method for detecting ovarian cycle in the Captive Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas). (2/12)

The relationship between basal body temperature and circulating progesterone levels were investigated in a female beluga. Body temperature and serum concentrations of progesterone were measured daily and at 2-4 week intervals respectively, in a female beluga that was in captivity for 7 years between 1996 and 2003. The beluga first ovulated in April, 2000 (13 years old). Thereafter, serum concentrations of progesterone showed cyclic changes, indicating that the ovulatory cycle had started. Serum concentrations of progesterone ranged from 0.1 ng/ml to 15.7 ng/ml. Body temperature also showed cyclic changes during the estrous cycle. Body temperature ranged from 34.9 to 35.9 C, and tended to reach the peak during the high progesterone phase. Mating behavior was observed during the low body temperature phase. The changes in body temperature positively correlated with the circulating progesterone levels. The length of the estrous cycle was 36.7 +/- 3.9 (mean +/- SEM) days based on the intervals between the days of mating behavior. This is the first report demonstrating that body temperature clearly changes during the estrous cycle in a captive female beluga. The present finding suggests that measurement of body temperature is a useful method for detecting the ovarian cycle of the beluga in captivity.  (+info)

Identification of a novel coronavirus from a beluga whale by using a panviral microarray. (3/12)

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The beluga whale produces two pulses to form its sonar signal. (4/12)

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Comparative feeding kinematics and performance of odontocetes: belugas, Pacific white-sided dolphins and long-finned pilot whales. (5/12)

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Study on reproduction of captive marine mammals. (6/12)

The reproductive endocrinological characteristics of beluga, killer whale, spotted seal and bottlenose dolphin were evaluated and used in conjunction with applied reproductive research to enhance captive breeding programs. Results from 8 y of biweekly serum progesterone determination in a female beluga indicated that sexual maturity occured at approximately age 13, two to seven estrous cycles, lasting 37 +/- 3.9 days, per yr began in April-May every year. Rectal temperature was positively correlated with serum progesterone levels and negatively associated with behavioral estrus. In five cases of pregnancy of two female killer whale, positive relationship was found between serum progesterone concentration and temperature during the first period of 18 month-gestation. In the normal parturitions (n=4), rectal temperature decreased 0.8 C lower than average rectal temperature during pregnancy. Sexual maturity of female killer whales occurred at age nine. Yearly contraception in the mono-estrus captive spotted seals (n=10) using a single dose of the progestagen (proligestone(TM); 5 or 10 mg/kg s.c.) was achieved in 94% (33/35) of the attempts over 5 yr when the hormone was administered two months prior to the breeding season. Artificial insemination trials (n=4) were conducted in female bottlenose dolphin (n=3) using fresh and frozen-thawed semen. Estrus synchronization using regumate (27 days) resulted in ovulation occurring 19 to 24 days post withdrawal. Conception was confirmed in 75% of the attempts, with two females successfully delivering calves.  (+info)

Developing tools for risk assessment in protected species: Relative potencies inferred from competitive binding of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons to aryl hydrocarbon receptors from beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) and mouse. (7/12)

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Visual laterality of calf-mother interactions in wild whales. (8/12)

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Cook Inlet belugas are one of five populations of belugas recognized within U.S. waters. The other beluga populations, which are not listed as threatened or endangered, summer in Bristol Bay, the eastern Bering Sea, the eastern Chukchi Sea and the Beaufort Sea. Of the five populations of beluga whales in Alaska, the Cook Inlet population is considered to be the most isolated based on the degree of genetic differentiation and geographic distance between the Cook Inlet population and the four other beluga populations. The recovery of Cook Inlet whales is potentially hindered by severe stranding events; continued development within and along upper Cook Inlet; industrial and municipal activities that discharge or accidentally spill pollutants; disease; predation by killer whales and losses of available prey to fishing or loss of prey habitat. Protecting habitat is essential to the beluga whales recovery.. Comments on the proposed critical habitat area must be received by Jan. 31, 2010. Send ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - SeaWorld Orlando says a beluga whale died shortly after it was born at the theme park and an investigation has begun into the cause of death.. The Orlando Sentinel reports that theme park officials say the calf was born this past week but was unusually weak and rose to the surface briefly before sinking to the bottom of a pool. Its mother was 17-year-old Whisper, who has lived at SeaWorld Orlando since 2010.. SeaWorld said animal care teams tried to revive the calf but were unable to save it. The cause of the newborn whales death is unclear.. Park officials say they will run a full post-mortem examination, which could take several weeks before results are finalized. They also say Whispers pregnancy appeared normal.. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.. ...
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A BABY beluga whale tragically died shortly after birth at SeaWorld Orlando sparking an investigation into the cause of the death.
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Read Molecular genetic study of the beluga (Delphinapterus leucas: Cetacea, Monodontidae) summering in the southern Sea of Okhotsk as compared to North American populations, Russian Journal of Genetics on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips.
The first recorded cetacean in captivity was a beluga whale that lived in the Boston Aquarial and Zoological Gardens (PDF) in 1861. Later that year, P.T. Barnum (the eventual founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus) displayed two beluga whales in the basement of his New York City American Museum (not the American Museum of Natural History), followed by at least nine whales that lived and died while on display by Barnum between 1861 and 1865. Throughout the 1870s several aquariums in the United States and in Europe began to showcase particular whale species, such as beluga whales and oceanic dolphins, though few were able to keep them alive for very long. In 1938, Floridas Marine Studios, initially built as a film location for underwater productions, was quickly reinvented into a tourist attraction once the owners discovered the dolphins theatrical talents. It wasnt until the 1950s and 60s that people realized dolphins could be trained to perform elaborate tricks and routines. The U.S. Navy ...
Géographie physique et Quaternaire, 2006, vol. 60, n o 2, p , 14 fig., 1 tabl. FÉLIX: A LATE PLEISTOCENE WHITE WHALE (DELPHINAPTERUS LEUCAS) SKELETON FROM CHAMPLAIN SEA DEPOSITS AT SAINT-FÉLIX-DE-VALOIS,
A cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii, that can cause human blindness and harm developing fetuses has been found in western Arctic Belgua whales
CHICAGO -- When a call comes in, the Shedd Aquariums Animal Response Team is ready at a moments notice to travel anywhere in the world and help marine animals in need.
So far, baby girl is being a stubborn renter and not listening to her eviction notice. Everyday we have a talk and Im trying my best to get her out. She only has 8, yes 8, days before her lease is up. She is well-cooked and very ready to make an appearance in this world. Lots of people are waiting for her to arrive. And there is 1 certain, impatient, momma waiting for her body back. Im not sure if this girl knows how many cute clothes await for her outside the uterus. And Im talking super cute clothes. Oh, and matching bows. And socks. Shoes. You name it. Ive got it. Except I dont have a purse for her yet. But dont worry, she will someday. A plethora of purses ...
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The National Marine Fisheries Service has viewed the overharvesting of Cook Inlet beluga whales as the prime reason for a sharp decline in the whale s population between 1994 and 1998, a decline that ultimately led to the listing of the whales as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 2008,...
HAMMILL, M., V. LESAGE, J.-F. GOSSELIN, 2009. Stock assessment of Northern Quebec (Nunavik) Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/076, 7 p .. Click to see all the text. HAMMILL, M., V. LESAGE, J.-F. GOSSELIN, 2009. Évaluation du stock de béluga du nord du Québec (Nunavik) (Delphinapterus leucas). MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Avis scientifique, 2009/076, 8 p .. Click to see all the text. LAWSON, J.W., J.-F. GOSSELIN, 2009. Distribution and preliminary abundance estimates for cetaceans seen during Canadas Marine Megafauna Survey : a component of the 2007 TNASS ; Répartition et estimations préliminaires de labondance des cétacés vus lors du relevé de la mégafaune marine du Canada : un élément de lédition 2007 du TNASS. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document ; MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Document de recherche, 2009/031, 34 p .. Click to ...
A Beluga whale has become a sensation at an aquarium after learning how to blow halo-shaped bubbles. The extraordinary sight was captured on camera by photographer Hiroya Minakuchi at the Shimane aquarium in Japan. He said: This beluga started making bubble rings when she was seven. And a couple of years ago she developed her technique. Now she blows the water from her mouth to make a current, which is not visible for us underwater. She then blows air from her blow hole into the current and that makes a ring shape. ...
Make a list of the worlds most expensive products is difficult, because in the world of luxury gastronomy everything is so volatile. And yet there are foods that in any season, regardless of trends and economic situation in the world, are unrelenting demand, which determines their high price.. 1. Beluga caviar. Beluga caviar is the most expensive product in the world, because a kilogram of Beluga caviar costs up to $ 5,000. Beluga is one of the rarest species of sturgeon, which inhabits the Caspian basin. This caviar is harvested from sturgeon adults (20 years and older), which weigh at least 2 tons. Beluga caviar ranks first in the size of eggs (up to 2.5 mm in diameter) and nutritional value. The criterion for assessing the quality Beluga caviar is its color: the lighter the ROE, the higher the price (color varies from black or a dark purple to a pearly-gray). When you crack the egg, it bursts, and you feel a sharp salty taste, which nothing can not be confused. Beluga caviar is usually ...
The first part of the present study evaluated tissue concentrations of twelve essential and non-essential elements in four arctic marine mammal species important as subsistence resources to indigenous Alaskans. Species sampled included: bowhead whales, beluga whales, ringed seals, and polar bears. Concentrations of As, Cd, Co, Cu, Pb, Mg, Mn, Hg, Mo, Se, Ag, and Zn, were analyzed in liver, kidney, muscle, blubber, and epidermis (the latter in cetaceans only). Elements that were identified as having tissue concentrations, which in domesticated species would have been considered higher than normal and/or even toxic, were Cd, Hg, Ag, and Se. However, the concentrations of these elements were consistent with previous reports for arctic marine mammals. Remaining elements were at concentrations within normal ranges for domesticated species, although Cu was found frequently at concentrations that would be considered marginal or deficient in terrestrial domesticated animals. Across-species comparisons revealed
The geologic history of Burlingtons South End neighborhood is a small piece of the ancient story that has shaped the landscape of the entire city. The story begins with the 1.3 billion year old Grenville supercontinent, which evolved into the Adirondack Mountain range, the formation of the mighty Iapetus Ocean, and the rise of the Green Mountains. In much more recent history, the south end was radically transformed by an ice age. In the most recent advance, glaciers filled the Champlain Valley with ice a mile thick, leaving deposits of glacial till we can still find in our soils, today. As the glacier retreated 14,000-15,000 years ago, the melt water filled the Champlain Valley, forming Lake Vermont. As the glacier retreated even further north, ocean water from the St. Lawrence Seaway flooded the basin approximately 13,000 years ago. This introduction of salt water created the Champlain Sea, a home for beluga whales and other salt water aquatic inhabitants. Around 11,000 years ago, this great ...
Through a detailed genetic study of kinship, an international team is the first to demonstrate that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture as well as their ancestral roots and family ties. They have demonstrated that related whales returned to the same locations year after year, and even generation after generation.
Inuit consume a diet of foods that are fished, hunted, and gathered locally. According to Edmund Searles in his article Food and the Making of Modern Inuit Identities, they consume this type of diet because a mostly meat diet is effective in keeping the body warm, making the body strong, keeping the body fit, and even making that body healthy. Hunted meats: Sea mammals such as walrus, seal, and whale. Whale meat generally comes from the narwhal, beluga whale and the bowhead whale. The latter is able to feed an entire community for nearly a year from its meat, blubber, and skin. Inuit hunters most often hunt juvenile whales which, compared to adults, are safer to hunt and have tastier skin. Ringed seal and bearded seal are the most important aspect of an Inuit diet and is often the largest part of an Inuit hunters diet. Land mammals such as caribou, polar bear, and muskox Birds and their eggs Saltwater and freshwater fish including sculpin, Arctic cod, Arctic char, capelin and lake trout. ...
A University of Rhode Island researcher is using a National Science Foundation grant to collect and study beluga whale mucus to see if it offers insight
Why she chose it I hope to pursue a career at an aquarium after graduation. I love the challenge involved in aquatics. We know so much more about dogs and cats [than marine life], and Im fascinated by the innovative treatments and therapies that zoo and aquarium veterinarians are able to come up with.. Most rewarding aspect I have really enjoyed being able to work with a wide variety of species. Ive seen ultrasounds on beluga whales, deworming of frogs, cownose ray injections, skink X-rays, venipuncture on crabs, exams on rescued seals, laser treatment on penguin feet, and much more. Its rewarding to see what great lengths the veterinary team will go to in order to ensure comfort of animals great and small. Its also incredible to see the bond between the veterinary team, the trainers, and the animals. It requires so much trust to be able to perform medical procedures on animals such as whales and sea lions, and Im impressed by how the team has worked with these marine mammals to have ...
In marine and aquatic science, stability and change are studied in a variety of contexts. For example, scientists may be interested in how an event like an earthquake triggers a tsunami, which then travels across the ocean and affects coastal areas (Fig. 2.19). This chain of events represents a series of stability and change, as something happens that causes a reaction and then systems return to stability. Other scientists study how human activities impact natural systems, such as how burning fossil fuels leads to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which leads to an increase in the temperature of Earths land and ocean. Physiologists study how organisms like beluga whales maintain their temperature and fluid levels within narrow boundaries. These types of feedback systems can be interpreted through a lens of stability and change. Ocean engineers also consider the concepts of stability and change when designing solutions to problems. For example, engineers may want to create materials or ...
Guest blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Adil Darvesh. In November 2016, Qila and Aurora, two Beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium, died due to an unknown toxin in their tanks. News of their deaths added to an ongoing debate: Should humans keep marine mammals in captivity for the sake of education and entertainment? Read this blog to learn more about the heated discussion.. ...
SeaWorld Orlando has some thrill rides, like the Journey to Atlantis water coaster and the big, bold Kraken and Manta roller coasters, but it also has family friendly attractions and rides just for the younger set. Families love Wild Arctic, a simulated helicopter ride with a small sprinkling of adventure thrown in. Theres even a motion-free version for toddlers, babies, and guests of any age who are prone to motion sickness. At the end, you disembark the chopper and visit animal habitats with fascinating creatures like polar bears, walruses, and beluga whales.. The Sky Tower is a ride for all ages. The ride vehicle climbs a 400 foot tower for a breathtaking view of SeaWorld and the surrounding area. You might even catch glimpse of the downtown Orlando skyline on a clear day.. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is a family-friendly journey right into the penguin habitat. What was once a walk-through exhibit is now a state-of-the-art ride with trackless vehicles. Its the closest you can get to ...
Québecs annual workshop on wildlife health was held in Quebec City last month. This two day workshop, known as the Journées réseau faune-zoo, is organised by the provincial Health, Agriculture and Wildlife departments and the Québec regional CCWHC office. This year, over 50 veterinarians, biologists and technicians with an interest in wildlife health participated in the event. Several presentations about issues currently affecting wildlife health in the Province of Quebec were given. These included topics such as Winter ticks in moose, problems of supplemental feeding in deer, fish health issues, mortality of beluga whale calves, West Nile Virus infections in birds and people, rabies in Arctic foxes, Lyme disease, and tularemia and parasites in caribou. For more information on this workshop please contact the regional CCWHC director, Stéphane Lair ([email protected]).. ...
Not to mention Alfredito, a hippo suffering from a sever bout of toothache.. All these animals owe their lives to the dedicated zoo and wild animal vets who employ boundless ingenuity and expertise to care for them and who, in this beguiling book, tell the stories of their most memorable cases. They describe not only the meticulous detective work that goes into making a diagnosis but also the pioneering techniques they have developed. And they talk freely and movingly about the bonds they form with their exotic patients.. Whether its one doctors determined effort to save a critically ill lemur, the neurosurgeon who was persuaded to operate on a paralysed kangaroo, or the vet who refused to give up on an orphaned baby beluga whale, these are acts of rescue, kindness and co-operation that will warm every animal lovers heart. ...
Guest blog written by Environmental Visual Communication student Adil Darvesh. In November 2016, Qila and Aurora, two Beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium, died due to an unknown toxin in their tanks. News of their deaths added to an ongoing debate: Should humans keep marine mammals in captivity for the sake of education and entertainment? Read this blog to learn more about the heated discussion.. ...
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!. +++++++++++++++. ROSES ANYONE?:. The Society of American Florists estimate 250 million roses will be grown for Valentines Day.. Roughly the same number of dandelions in my yard this summer.. +++++++++++++++. NAME GAME:. The historic LA Memorial Colisuem has been renamed the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum.. -Future events there are certain to be delayed or cancelled.. -Your seat can also be used as a flotation device.. -The bathrooms are now really really small.. I could go on forever!. +++++++++++++++. SMELLY NEWS:. Officials say a beluga whale rescued in Cook Inlet of Alaska will go to SeaWorld San Antonio to live.. Sounds like fish prison, to me.. +++++++++++++++. NO BIZ-Gun BIZ:. A businessman in Coventry, RI cancelled a deal for a proposed outdoor gun range near an elementary school.. Definately NOT the brightest member of Rotary.. +++++++++++++++. MORE GUN NEWS:. An Illinois man taking a conceal-carry class at a gun store accidently shot himself in the ...
Beluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of t.... ...
Marine mammals possess adaptations for repetitive and extended diving to great depths without suffering the ill effects seen in humans [e.g. decompression sickness (DCS)] which involve altered immune activity. In recent decades, DCS-like symptoms in marine mammals have increased concerns about marine mammal health and whether anthropogenic activities can interfere with adaptive dive responses, increasing susceptibility to dive related pathologies. The purpose of this work was to address these concerns by: 1) evaluating the in vitro response of marine mammal immune cells to increased pressure, 2) comparing the response of cells between baseline and stressor conditions, and 3) developing a non -invasive means of monitoring cortisol in belugas (Delphinapterus leucas). Blood samples were obtained from belugas during baseline and stressor (e.g. out of water examination, wild chase and capture) conditions, as well as from stranded harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) and grey seals
Habitat. Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, but some populations migrate south to warmer water in the summer. Belugas Arctic habitat overlaps with the Narwhals habitat. Belugas also travel up northern rivers into partly salty water and estuaries to hunt prey during the summer. Diet. Primarily fish, squid, crustaceans and octopus.. Notes. Calves are not white like the adults; they are blue to brownish-red for in their first year; in the second year they are gray to blue and by the 6th year, they are white. ...
The study is based on data gathered by the Kandalaksha State Sanctuary during 1947-1961. Most of the mammals were observed from islands during the navigational (free ice) period. It appears that the number of belugas that visit the gulf has greatly decreased. The greatest numbers of the mammals were observed in August-September -- a time when large concentrations of herring approach the coast. Usually, the number of belugas varies from year to year; the minimum was reached in 1948-1951 (5 in a year); the maxima in 1953 (37) and 1947 (32). (Author)(*CETACEA
But you know what?  With an ETA 2824 inside and a price tag of $810, I would be surprised if the 300 pieces had a hard time finding new homes (though one wonders how many will opt for the more traditional bezel insert; there’s also word of a plain steel insert in the offing).  And that’s a good thing, because that opens up the door for a 2nd gen of the MWW Beluga.  And, as we saw with the earlier watches, the brand is not afraid to change things up and improve the models for better traction.  There was, of course, some pushback on the forums with the bezel, and the brand reacted quickly to that.  Small brands do rise and fall on the sales of their new stuff, but they’re also able to pivot quickly.  That means, while the MWW Beluga may not have been quite a home run for me, I still am looking forward to seeing what comes next from the brand.  manchesterwatchworks.com. ...
The carcass of an adult male beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) was found beach cast in 2008 on the shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary at Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec, Canada. The carcass was transported to the Faculté de médecine ...
German shipping line Beluga remains something of a trendsetter and its latest adventure into less-chartered waters is to send three company ships, the BELUGA FRATERNITY, BELUGA FORESIGHT and BELUGA FAMILY through Russia s Northeast Passage across the Arctic Ocean. The sea is supposedly almost ice-free for just a few weeks at this time and the ships have on board Russian ice pilots to assist and advice the masters and will be making use of incoming data from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St Petersburg and the University of Bremen. Two of the ships entered the Arctic Sea from Vladivostok and are sailing to Europe with project cargo while the third, the Beluga Family entered at Murmansk and is already discharging her cargo or power plant materials at Yamburg. She will return to Rotterdam via Murmansk on completion of her cargo working ...
Oceanic dolphins or Delphinidae are a widely distributed family of dolphins that live in the sea. Thirty extant species are described. They include several big species whose common names contain whale rather than dolphin, such as the killer whale and the pilot whales. Delphinidae is a family within the superfamily Delphinoidea, which also includes the porpoises (Phocoenidae) and the Monodontidae (beluga whale and narwhal). River dolphins are relatives of the Delphinoidea. Oceanic dolphins range in size from the 5.6-foot (1.7 m)-long and 110-pound (50 kg) Mauis dolphin to the 31-foot (9.4 m) and 11-short-ton (10.0 t) killer whale, the largest known dolphin. Several species exhibit sexual dimorphism; the males are larger than females. They have streamlined bodies and two limbs that are modified into flippers. Though not quite as flexible as seals, some dolphins can travel at 34.5 mph (55.5 km/h). Most delphinids primarily eat fish, along with a smaller number of squid and small crustaceans, ...
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Miller, C.N., L. Polasek, A.M.C. Oliveria, and J. Maniscalco. (2017). Milk fatty acid composition of perinatal and foraging Steller sea lions: examination from pup stomachs. Canadian Journal of Zoology doi:10.1139/cjz-2016-0015.. Sattler, R., and Polasek, L. (2017) Serum estradiol and progesterone profiles during estrus, pseudopregnancy and active gestation in Steller sea lions. Journal of Zoo Biology 2017:1-9, https://doi.org/10.1002/zoo.21381. Burgess, T.L., Kreuder Johnson, C., Burdin, A., Gill, V.A., Doroff, A.M., Tuomi, P., Smith, W.A., and Goldstein, T. (2017) Brucella Infection in Asian Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris lutris) on Bering Island, Russia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. epub, DOI 10.7589/2016-09-220. Morey, J.S., Burek Huntington, K.A., Campbell, M., Clauss, T.M., Goertz, C.E., Hobbs, R.C., Lunardi, D., Moors, A.J., Neely, M.G., Schwacke, L.H., Van Dolah, F.M. (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly and RNA-Seq expression analysis in blood from beluga whales of Bristol Bay, AK, Marine ...
Male polar bears average nearly 900 pounds in weight, with one weighing in at 1,760 pounds; by comparison, the average brown bear weighs in at 600 pounds. Females are smaller, averaging about 550 pounds. Black skin is kept warm by a six-inch layer of fat and the hollow hairs of the fur, which directs sunlight to the skin to help warm it. The polar bear is the most carnivorous of all the bears, feeding on seals, walrus, beluga whales, and animals as small as lemmings and mussels. Further inland they may eat berries; in the town of Churchill, Canada, they have been observed feeding in the garbage dumps. Polar bears have a strong sense of smell, and can find food from walking several miles on the scent alone. Strong swimmers as well, they have been sighted over one hundred miles out to sea Polar bears hibernate through much of the winter, usually in an excavated snow den. Cubs are born in the spring, and stay with their mother for up to two years. Males, which are generally solitary, will at times ...
The merging of four different ecosystems on the Hudson Bay coast showcase natures ability to blend its treasures into a rare form of beautiful.
Background: The members of genus Leucas possess high economic potential. As medicinal herbs these were well known as Droṇapuhṣpī in Ayurveda literature. The present study aims to carry out the phytochemical screening as well as the HPTLC fingerprint profiling of three species of Leucas. Materials and Methods: Aqueous, methanol, ethanol and chloroform extracts of each plant were subjected to qualitative phytochemical screening. The total phenols, flavonoids and tannins were quantified in the methanolic extract by standard spectrophotometric methods. HPTLC method for the separation of the active constituents in extracts has been developed and TLC of the methanolic extracts on silica gel pre-coated aluminum plates of Merck by automatic TLC applicator and using solvent system Toluene: ethyl acetate:7:3 was performed. Results: Preliminary phytochemical screening of different extracts showed the presence of different phytoconstituents such as flavonoids, terpenes, tannins, carbohydrates, ...
Inorganic Hg was localized through autometallography in beluga hepatic and renal light microscopic sections. Metal grains occurred at high densities in kidney cortical tubular epithelium, with lower densities in medullary tubular epithelium. In liver, metal grain deposition showed marked zonation, accumulating in periportal regions of whales with lower tissue Hg. In belugas with higher hepatic Hg, metal grains were most abundant periportally, but also found pericentrally and midzonally. Metal grains concentrated in stellate macrophages, with much lower numbers in hepatocytic cytoplasm. Staining intensities correlated with tissue concentrations of inorganic, organic, and total Hg. Although hepatic lipofuscin and metal grains were sometimes co-localized, they more often were not. Because marked lipofuscin deposition occurs independent of Hg, causality between hepatic Hg concentration, lipofuscin deposition, and hepatic lesions cannot be inferred ...
In time-honoured fashion, the preparations for our party had been well thought out, but then thwarted by a combination of things which conspired to make us not prepared in time, and the result was, as usual, we were running around like blue-arsed flies on Sunday morning getting ready. First of all, Saturday morning was speech day at school, so we all had to traipse in and listen to the head master and chairman of governors burbling on. None of the kids picked up any silverware or even paper certificates, so we headed out soon afterwards and went for lunch in our favourite Uzbek restaurant in town, Alasha. This is a great restaurant, all done out in Uzbek style and owned by three oligarchs who pretty much own everything in Kazakhstan, with turrets and little private rooms, embroidered dressing gowns to wear when it is chilly and you are sitting outside. They do a brilliant central asian dance show at night which is fantastic for taking visitors to (last night of mother-in-laws visit saw us ...
On Memorial Day Monday, at around 10:30pm, Chicagos Shedd Aquarium welcomed a new-born Pacific White-sided Dolphin calf to its Oceanarium. Shortly after the birth, the calf swam to the surface, took its first breath, and began to swim and bond...
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A commemorative plaque for former President Jefferson Davis was removed from a Hudsons Bay Company building in downtown Montreal. spokeswoman Tiffany Bourré confirmed in an email to Quebec Daily Exaimner that the company had removed the plate Tuesday night. It was located on a building in Hudsons Bay on Union Avenue near Phillips Square. The…
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Excerpt: Caviar from The Science of Good Food by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim. Traditionally, true caviar comes from wild sturgeon in the Caspian and Black seas. The three varieties include beluga, osetra, and sevruga, ranked in that order from largest size to smallest and highest quality to lowest.
The problem of Somali piracy is out of control, according to a news report broadcast by ITN, and is continuing to worsen with two ships - the Beluga Fortune and MV York, a tanker carrying liquefied gas - being seized recently.
Evans has become one of the states most well-known aquaculture farmers, raising hybrid bass and tilapia for more than 20 years and involving himself in myriad agricultural boards. Today, hes the states only commercial aquaculture farmer attempting to raise beluga sturgeon, a fish native to the cold waters of the Caspian Sea off Russia, for its white meat and prized roe -- which translates to $100-per-ounce top-shelf caviar ...
The best lentils for this hearty salad are French green lentils or black beluga lentils Theyre more likely to stay intact while cooking than brown lentils.
A duck of cold northern waters. Often the most abundant bird in the high Arctic. Large flocks are often far out at sea; many spend the winter on such northern waters as Bering Sea, Hudson Bay, and Great Lakes. Flocks fly low over sea, with stiff shallow wingbeats, often tilting from side to side. Far more vocal than most ducks, and loud melodious calls of flocks can be heard from some distance. It was formerly called Oldsquaw, not politically correct by any measure, a reference to this talkative behavior -- although it is the male of this species that makes most of the noise.
Katie Brace (June 25, 2014). "Beluga Whale Spotted in Taunton River". Retrieved September 3, 2014. Doug Saffir (August 29, 2014 ... a young male Beluga whale was sighted in the Taunton River, and in late August 2014, a basking shark was also spotted in the ...
Some of the species of toothed whales like dolphins and porpoises such as beluga whales and killer whales can imitate the ... NOC, a captive beluga whale in the United States Navy's Cold Ops program, could mimic some words well enough to confuse Navy ... "Study: Male beluga whale mimics human speech". 23 October 2012. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. "Hoover, the ... "The Story of One Whale Who Tried to Bridge the Linguistic Divide Between Animals and Humans". Smithsonian Magazine. June 2014 ...
beluga and narwhal whales migrate this area. Other conservation designations include International Biological Program site, Key ...
Beluga whale occurs in the White sea. In the winter, the sea is frozen. Park can be visited only with a permit which needs to ...
Beluga whales, Bearded seal, Ringed seal, Harp seal. Polar bears, and Walrus frequent the area. The island is named in honour ...
The melon of the beluga whale is also unique in that the whale can change the melon's shape at will. These changes in shape ... "Beluga Whale wiggling its Melon at Vancouver Aquarium". YouTube.. ... narwhals and beluga whales) contain little or no wax. The speed of sound in the melon is lowest in the Delphinidae, Phocoenidae ... "Isovaleroyl triglycerides from the blubber and melon oils of the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas)". Lipids. 6 (9): 674-681 ...
Beluga whales are common in its estuarine waters. Река Канчалан (в верховье Южн. Тадлеоан) in the State Water Register of ... Russia (Russian) Kanchalan - Electoral Commission of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Litovka, D. I. (2002). "Beluga distribution". ...
nov., isolated from faeces of Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas)". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary ... and non-spore-forming bacterium from the genus of Amphritea which has been isolated from the faeces from a Beluga whale from ...
Hunting is for seal, walrus, caribou, and beluga whale. The city government and school of about 200 students provide the only ...
"Beluga Whales Hired to Impersonate Dinosaurs". DreamWorks Games. Archived from the original on 1999-04-27. "Official ... The creature sound effects were created using thousands of animal noises, such as beluga whale songs, vermilion flycatcher ...
Beluga Whales (October 20, 1984) Fire; Artificial Heart; Penguins (October 27, 1984) Lie Detector; Golf Balls; Hiccup Chat; ... Whale Birth (October 18, 1986) Hypothermia; Moon; Voice Change Chat; Yak (October 25, 1986) Sponges; Bed Of Nails; Probability ... Killer Whales (October 22, 1985) Space Shuttle; Rube Goldberg; Crazy Inventions (October 29, 1985) Chimp Communication; Bends; ... Whale Watch; Sunspots; "Lemons"; Skunk (November 25, 1989) Milky Way; Epilepsy; "Lemons"; Inventors' Fair; Cuttlefish (December ...
The aquarium's notable specimens include whale sharks and beluga whales. Modern aquarium tanks can hold millions of litres of ... sharks or beluga whales. This is accomplished through thick, clear acrylic glass windows. Aquatic and semiaquatic mammals, ... The Vancouver Aquarium was the first aquarium to capture and display an orca whale, Moby Doll, for three months in 1964; as ... well as belugas, narwhals and dolphins. The Monterey Bay Aquarium was the first public aquarium to display a great white shark ...
Beluga whales, while abundant to the north, in the Baffin Bay, where their population reaches 20,000, are rare in the Labrador ... 6-7. COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Beluga Whale. Dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca (2012-07-31). Retrieved on 2013-03-20 ... The sea contains one of the two major stocks of Sei whales, the other one being the Scotian Shelf. Also common are minke and ... Anthony Bertram Dickinson; Chesley W. Sanger (2005). Twentieth-century shore-station whaling in Newfoundland and Labrador. ...
... whale Vaquita False killer whale Pygmy killer whale Long-finned pilot whale Short-finned pilot whale Bottlenose dolphin Beluga ... The killer whale hunts in pods and targets belugas and even larger whales. Humpback whales, among others, form in collaboration ... A few toothed whales, such as some killer whales, feed on mammals, such as pinnipeds and other whales. Toothed whales have well ... Methods of whaling Whaling is the practice of hunting whales, mainly baleen and sperm whales. This activity has gone on since ...
Salmon, beluga whale, seal, moose and rabbit provide food sources. Some residents trap. Many residents travel to Emmonak to ...
The zoo used to house beluga whales. In March 2009 one of the two belugas, Qannik, died of a blood infection. Beethoven, ... The exhibit formerly contained beluga whales until they were taken to a zoo in Texas in 2007. Arctic Tundra 1981 saw the ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Point Defiance Zoo's beluga whale dies after infection". seattletimes.nwsource.com. ... A previous couple of belugas, Millie and Christy, died almost in unison in 2000. Mauyak was sent to Shedd Aquarium in 1997 for ...
Participants network with one another while watching beluga whales swim by. Harbour Centre Simon Fraser University's downtown ...
Saey TH (20 June 2019). "DNA confirms a weird Greenland whale was a narwhal-beluga hybrid". Science News. Retrieved 2019-11-07 ... Infraorder Cetacea Family Delphinidae Wholphin, a fertile but very rare cross between a false killer whale and a bottlenose ... hybrid of a male beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) and a female narwhal (Monodon monoceros) was confirmed by DNA analysis. Order ...
Marine mammals include sea lion, beluga whale, harbor seal, and porpoise. Both black and brown bear species are present in the ...
... with the beluga whale skeleton being redesignated as the state marine fossil. The beluga whale is permanently housed at the ... The Pleistocene Beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas is the Vermont state fossil. No Precambrian fossils are known from Vermont. ... More recently, in 1993, the Pleistocene Beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas was designated the Vermont state fossil. In 1859, a ... Whales ventured into the state. After the glaciers melted and their weight was no longer depressing the elevation of the local ...
The Cook Inlet beluga whale is a genetically distinct and geographically isolated stock. The population fell to 278 in 2005 and ... However, it is not known what impact these activities had on the beluga whale population. The Coastal Marine Institute at the ... On October 22, 2008 the Cook Inlet beluga whale was put onto the endangered species list. Cook Inlet activities include ... In 2000, the US National Marine Fisheries Service listed the Cook Inlet beluga whale population as depleted and began ...
Fontaine, Paul (December 20, 2016). "Offer Of Beluga Whales Declined By Westman Islands". The Reykjavik Grapevine. "Elliði til ...
For cetaceans, beluga whales are most commonly found. Male sperm whales are known to occur as well. There are 29 butterfly ...
... a living white or Beluga whale. It measures 12 feet in length, and weighs 2,000 pounds. It was brought from the Gulf of St. ... The proprietors added a live beluga whale to the collection in 1861. It was the first cetacean ever kept in captivity in the ... "The present whale, now an active swimming resident of our city, was caught in the St. Lawrence River, Upper Canada, between the ... Before this was accomplished however, the whale gave its captors very much trouble by his powerful flappings, jumpings &c. &c ...
Beluga whales also have DDT, PCB's, Chlordane, and toxaphene in their blubber. Mercury was also found within mammal, birds, ... Polar bears are not the only animals suffering from contamination; beluga whales, seals, and benthic animals located in the ...
Beluga, bowhead whale, harp seal, narwhal, and ringed seal frequent the area. The island is named for the Arctic explorer ... The whaling captain William Adams was the first to prove the island's insular nature in 1872. In the 2000s, Baffinland Iron ...
... the blue whale, the fin whale, the minke whale and the beluga whale. Due to pollution on the Saguenay river, the beluga whale ... In the summer, beluga whales congregate in the bay. Baie du Moulin-à-Baude: Located around Tadoussac, this is the eastern ... Baie-Sainte-Marguerite: The north region near Sacré-Cœur includes the Beluga Interpretation Centre. ... The park's waters are also home to four species of whales: ...
Skerry, Brian (2000). "A Whale On Her Own: The True Story of Wilma the Beluga Whale". Blackbirch Press. Skerry, Brian; Hall, ... Skerry, Brian (2014). "The Whale Who Stole Hearts - National Geographic Children's Books". "Brian Skerry". "Brian Skerry - ... right whales, leatherback sea turtles, bluefin tuna, dolphins and coral reefs. Other stories have featured locations such as ...
The village has an annual hunt of beluga whales within the Kasegaluk Lagoon. On the Fourth of July, a parade runs through town ...
Changfeng Ocean World controversially includes a beluga whale and sea lion performance hall. Visitors can, in cooperation with ... the staff, wear diving suits dance in the water with the whales or sea lions. It is believed that for this reason, Changfeng ...
... the grey whale), Monodontidae (belugas and narwhals), Physeteridae (the sperm whale), Kogiidae (the dwarf and pygmy sperm whale ... the killer whale, the melon-headed whale, the pygmy killer whale, the false killer whale, and the two species of pilot whales, ... the killer whale, the melon-headed whale, the pygmy killer whale, the false killer whale, and the two species of pilot whales, ... blue whale, fin whale, North Pacific right whale, and sei whale), and "Vulnerable" (sperm whale). Twenty-one species have a " ...
The largest beluga and narwhals is the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) Adult male beluga whales can range from 3.5 to 5.5 ... Whales (Cetacea)[edit]. *The largest whale (and largest mammal, as well as the largest animal known ever to have existed) is ... The killer whale or orca (Orcinus orca) is the largest species of the oceanic dolphin family. The largest killer whale ever ... The largest toothed whale (Odontoceti) is the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), bulls of which usually range up to 18.2 m ( ...
... pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata), melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), and false killer whales (Pseudorca ... Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Mark Carwardine, ISBN 0-7513-2781-6. External links[edit]. Wikimedia Commons has media related ... Whale Web. Retrieved on 2015-09-22. *^ First stranding record of a Risso's Dolphin (Grampus griseus) in the Marmara Sea, Turkey ... A population is found off Santa Catalina Island where they coexist with pilot whales to feed on the squid population. Although ...
Of about 20,000 beluga whales living in the Baffin Bay, some 15,000 are concentrated at the North Water.[21] Other abundant ... COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Beluga Whale. Dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca (31 July 2012). Retrieved on 2013-03-22. ... animals of the region include walrus, narwhal, harp seal, bearded seal, ringed seal, bowhead whale, rorquals and polar bear. ...
... finding open leads much like beluga whales in the Arctic. However, killer whales are merely seasonal visitors to Arctic waters ... Groups even attack larger cetaceans such as minke whales, grey whales,[116] and, rarely, sperm whales or blue whales.[34][117][ ... The killer whale named Old Tom swims alongside a whaleboat, flanking a whale calf. The boat is being towed by a harpooned whale ... Killer whales have helped humans hunting other whales.[225] One well-known example was the killer whales of Eden, Australia, ...
Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) and Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris). These whales hunt by ... Blainville's beaked whales, and Baird's beaked whales. Female northern bottlenose whales appear to form a loose network of ... Beaked whales comprise at least 22 species of small whales in the family Ziphiidae, which is one of the least-known families of ... Beaked whales are the members of the family Ziphiidae, which consists of 23 species. These toothed whales are distinguished by ...
... autoxidation rate and a potential phosphorylation site of beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) myoglobin". Comp. Biochem. ... Structure of deoxymyoglobin from sperm whale". J. Mol. Biol. 110 (3): 569-584. PMID 845960. doi:10.1016/S0022-2836(77)80112-5. ...
Watching sperm whales. See also: Whale watching. Sperm whales are not the easiest of whales to watch, due to their long dive ... which contains the sperm whale, dwarf sperm whale, and pygmy sperm whale, diverged from other toothed whales soon after that, ... The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) or cachalot /ˈkæʃəˌlɒt, ˈkæʃəˌloʊ/ is the largest of the toothed whales and the ... The name sperm whale is a truncation of spermaceti whale. Spermaceti, originally mistakenly identified as the whales' semen, is ...
... beluga whales, chimpanzees, clouded leopards, flamingos, gorillas, hippopotamuses, jaguars, kangaroos, lemurs, lions, muntjac, ... In addition to a wide range of fish species, visitors can watch shows performed by dolphins, belugas, and sea lions. It covers ...
Beluga whale[edit]. The melon of the beluga whale is also unique in that the whale can change the melon's shape at will.[10] ... Pygmy sperm whale[edit]. In the pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps), the melon consists of an outer layer and an inner core. ... Pilot whales[edit]. The melon of pilot whales (Globicephala) is a mixture of wax esters and triglycerides. The inner core of ... Sperm whale[edit]. The analogous structure in the sperm whale is traditionally called "the junk" because whalers dismissed it ...
"Observations on belugas (Delphinapterus leucas), killer whales (Orci-nus orca), and right whales (Balaenidae) in Ulbansky Bay ... Whaling. Wild Whales. Retrieved September 15, 2011. *^ a b "Stranding Date Base for Shizuoka Prefecture between −2012". Whale ... but with whaling factory ships, the whales were processed at sea, and the resulting products from all the baleen whales (whale ... humpback whales and right whales around the world. The Soviet Union's massive illegal whaling of North Pacific right whales is ...
Beluga whale#Captivity. *Captive elephants. *Captive killer whales. *Circus#Animal acts. *Dolphinarium ... This can be exhibited in various forma, such as Orca whales, which never have killed a human in the wild, killing two of its ...
... the United States Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import of Caspian Sea Beluga caviar to protect the endangered Beluga ... Traditionally, the term caviar refers only to roe from wild sturgeon in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea[2] (Beluga, Ossetra and ... Beluga caviar is prized for its soft, extremely large (pea-size) eggs. It can range in color from pale silver-gray to black. It ... They closely resemble beluga caviar in appearance and are either used as a food prop for television and film, or enjoyed by ...
He found the skull comparable to the long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas), the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), ... "us.whales.org. Retrieved 7 October 2018.. *^ Hubbard, N. (10 May 2016). "Drone films false killer whales hunting down a shark" ... the pilot whales, the melon-headed whale, the pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), the pygmy killer whale, and ... The false killer whale is one of three toothed whales, the other two being the pilot whales, identified as having a sizable ...
The coastal settlements rely more heavily on sea mammals (seals, walrusses, beluga whales), many species of fish (Pacific ... is the traditional Eskimo meal of frozen raw beluga whale skin (dark epidermis) with attached subcutaneous fat (blubber). The ... The position of the nukalpiaq was not, however, comparable to that of the umialik (whaling captain) of the northern and ... The Russian Empire supported ships traveling from Siberia to America for whaling and fishing expeditions. Gradually the crews ...
... autoxidation rate and a potential phosphorylation site of beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) myoglobin". Comparative ... Structure of deoxymyoglobin from sperm whale". Journal of Molecular Biology. 110 (3): 569-84. doi:10.1016/S0022-2836(77)80112-5 ... Diving mammals such as whales and seals have muscles with particularly high abundance of myoglobin.[6] Myoglobin is found in ...
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... s have also been seen to prey on beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas)[95] and narwhals (Monodon monoceros),[95] by ... especially carcasses of the beluga whale. These alternatives may reduce the rate of weight loss of bears when on land.[114] One ... The whales are of similar size to the walrus and nearly as difficult for the bear to subdue.[100][101] Most terrestrial animals ... Ferguson, S. H., Higdon, J. W., & Westdal, K. H. (2012). Prey items and predation behavior of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in ...
For beluga whales, the 25-75 percent range for serum glucose has been estimated to be 94 to 115 mg/dL.[14] For the white ... Cornell LH, Duffield DS, Joseph BE, Stark B (April 1988). "Hematology and serum chemistry values in the beluga (Delphinapterus ...
... like the walrus and the bowhead whale. A pod of belugas is shown: their movements are limited to a single hole in the ice - ... A feeding frenzy is shown, as striped marlin, tuna and a sei whale (later identified as a Bryde's whale) pick off a shoal of ... A sperm whale descends 1,000 metres to look for food and is followed, with the Johnson Sealink submersible. On the way down, a ... Along the coast of California, a migrating gray whale and her calf are targeted by a pod of orcas, who hunt down and kill the ...
"Beluga whale genome sequenced for the first time in Vancouver". Vancouver Sun.. ... January 2014). "Minke whale genome and aquatic adaptation in cetaceans". Nature Genetics. 46 (1): 88-92. doi:10.1038/ng.2835. ... "Draft sequencing and assembly of the genome of the world's largest fish, the whale shark: Rhincodon typus Smith 1828". BMC ...
The Beluga whale lives in Arctic and sub-arctic waters, where its color is an effective camouflage ...
"Beluga Whale". Yellowmagpie.com. 2012-06-27. Archived from the original on 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-08-12.. ... "About Whales". Whalesalive.org.au. 2009-06-26. Archived from the original on 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2013-08-12.. ... To facilitate the movement of marine mammals in water, the hind legs were either lost altogether, as in the whales and manatees ... or united in a single tail fin as in the pinnipeds (seals). In the whale, the cervical vertebrae are typically fused, an ...
Carwardine, Mark (1995). Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 978-1-4053-5794-4. . OCLC 31010070.. ... "Odontocetes: The toothed whales. UNEP/Convention on Migratory Species Secretariat. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015 ...
... beluga, walrus, and bowhead whales to feed and rest. While thin ice forms in some areas, the polynya is kept open by wind, ... Between the 15th and 19th centuries, European whalers arrived and hunted bowhead whales to the brink of extinction. ...
... and historic presences of large whales such as minke whales into Black Sea is recorded,[70][71] although it is unclear whether ... Various species of pinnipeds and belugas[67] were introduced into Black Sea by mankind and later escaped either by accidental ... Klinowska, M. (1991). Dolphins, porpoises and whales of the world: the IUCN red data book. IUCN. p. 89. ISBN 978-2-88032-936-5 ... Black Sea Whale Aided By Activists. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on April 21. 2016 ...
It includes recordings of belugas, narwhals, orca, and bearded seals.. *Sounds of the Earth: Humpback Whales (Oreade Music) was ... Purpose of whale-created soundsEdit. While the complex sounds of the humpback whale (and some blue whales) are believed to be ... Two groups of whales, the humpback whale and the subspecies of blue whale found in the Indian Ocean, are known to produce a ... Most other whales and dolphins produce sounds of varying degrees of complexity. Of particular interest is the Beluga (the "sea ...
SeaWorld's Wild Arctic is home to various spices of cold water animals, including beluga whales and different species of ... Killer whales: Corky (F), Ulises (M), Orkid (F), Keet (M), Shouka (F), Nakai (M), Ikaika (M), Kalia (F), Makani (M), and Amaya ... SeaWorld's main attraction are its killer whales, ten of which are housed in San Diego in a 7 million gallon habitat. Shamu was ... SeaWorld San Diego ended their theatrical Killer Whale shows at San Diego in January 2017. San Diego was the first of the three ...
... only Eskimos and some American Indians may legally kill whales such as the blue whale and beluga whale. ... Whales breathe through blowholes. Baleen whales have two and toothed whales have one. These are on the top of the head: the ... Whale behavior[change , change source]. Socialization[change , change source]. Whales are known to teach, learn, cooperate, ... Blue Whale assessment and status report *↑ Siebert, Charles (8 July 2009). "Watching whales watching us". New York Times ...
BelugasEdit. Main article: Beluga whale § Captivity. Beluga whales were the first whales to be kept in captivity. Other species ... beluga whale, narwhal, sperm whale, and beaked whale. The second is the Mysticeti, the baleen (from Latin: balæna, lit. 'whale ... The killer whale hunts in pods and targets belugas and even larger whales. Humpback whales, among others, form in collaboration ... The parvorder of Odontocetes - the toothed whales - include sperm whales, beaked whales, killer whales, dolphins and porpoises ...
Beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, are also known as the white whale, Belukha, Sea Canary (1). Full-grown belugas range ... Bertha the Beluga, A Story. beluga1 Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas). Click on an image to view larger version & data in a ... Beluga whales live in entirely Arctic and Sub-Arctic, aquatic environments (1). Belugas live in the Arctic Ocean and its ... Beluga Whales A fairly extensive site defining the beluga s physiological structure in addition to their habitat and ...
A year-long recording of the high-pitched clicks made by Beluga whales has been salvaged from the Arctic after the crew of a ... Icebreaker salvages lost Beluga whale recordings. Posted A year-long recording of the high-pitched clicks made by Beluga whales ...
... also called white whales, have white skin that is adapted to its habitat in the Arctic. They are among the smallest species of ... Beluga whales, also called white whales, have white skin that is adapted to its habitat in the Arctic. The word "beluga" comes ... Beluga whales are carnivores, which means they eat meat. Typically, your average beluga whale isnt a picky eater, according to ... These whales like it cold and are mostly found in the Arctic Ocean. They can live in water that beluga whales live in can be as ...
Stories of beluga whales talking were once dismissed as sailors tales, but now there is hard evidence that they really can ... A beluga whale has bucked this trend by learning to imitate human speech. (Listen to it here.) ... This article appeared in print under the title: Beluga whale mimics human speech ... Belugas have a range of vocal tricks up their sleeves. A recent study showed that they can also learn to "label" objects with ...
Learn more about beluga whales, also known as the white whales, including their icy habitat and migration. ... Belugas whales live in the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean. ... Where Do Beluga Whales Live?. Belugas whales live in the icy ... A belugas head can move head side to side because its neck vertebrae are not fused like other whales. A beluga whale also has ... Lawrence (Canada), and Kuskokwim (Alaska) are some of the rivers known to be traversed by beluga whales. Some beluga whale ...
Smiling beluga whale by Dave Riganelli as a Sticker, iPhone Case, Case/Skin for Samsung Galaxy, Throw Pillow, Tote Bag, Zipper ...
Belugas, also called white whales because of their white skin, eat small species of fish and crustaceans, such as salmon, smelt ... Beluga whales live near the top of the food chain in the Arctic ocean. ... What is the smallest whale?. A: The beluga whale, also called a white whale, is the smallest species of whale. The average ... Beluga whales live near the top of the food chain in the Arctic ocean. Belugas, also called white whales because of their white ...
... in court that the aquatic animals would be harmed both from the trip from Canada and from being separated from other whales. ... government to thwart a Connecticut aquariums effort to get five new beluga whales, arguing ... already has three beluga whales and it boasts of the largest 750,000-gallon outdoor habitat for whales in the U.S. ... Belugas, also known as white whales, are common in the Arctic Oceans coastal waters and are also found in subarctic waters, ...
Arctic sea ice forces baby belugas to hold their breath longer than other young whales. Special muscle adaptations help the ... The sad case of the baby beluga whales. Noren is concerned that as climate change alters the Arctic seascape, whales may have ... They found that belugas are born with much higher stores of myoglobin, an oxygen-binding protein, than other cetaceans (whales ... So go the words of a well-known Canadian childrens song depicting belugas, one of only three whale species that live in the ...
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  • The beluga whale (/bɪˈluːɡə/) (Delphinapterus leucas) is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean. (wikipedia.org)
  • The data on mtDNA sequences of the beluga whale ( Delphinapterus leucas ) from the central Eastern Arctic as well as coastal waters of the Chukchi Peninsula and different parts of the White Sea are presented and analyzed for the first time. (springer.com)
  • The paper, "Baseline Hearing Abilities and Variability in Wild Beluga Whales ( Delphinapterus leucas )" was published today in The Journal of Experimental Biology, on May 14. (innovations-report.com)
  • In the second study, a NIST team analyzed the levels of 12 PFCs in livers harvested from 68 beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) that had lived and fed in two Alaskan locations: Cook Inlet in the urban southern part of the state and the Chukchi Sea in the remote northern part. (innovations-report.com)
  • Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) belongs to the family Monodontiadae, suborder Cetacea, order Odontoceti. (rgo.ru)
  • This is the first investigation of the ontogeny of the biochemistry of the locomotor muscle in a year-round Arctic-dwelling cetacean (beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas ). (biologists.org)
  • Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are the most abundant Arctic odontocetes with a circumpolar distribution and are a potential indicator species for the effects of climate change. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The carcass of a large beluga whale ( Delphinapterus leucas ), weighing more than 880 kg, was submitted on May 27 at CWHC - Quebec Regional Centre for a post-mortem examination. (healthywildlife.ca)
  • Although they are currently recognized as a single species, Delphinapterus leucas , the global beluga population consists of multiple subpopulations or stocks. (vanaqua.org)
  • The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has received a petition to ''designate the Sakhalin Bay-Amur River stock of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) as a depleted stock under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). (thecre.com)
  • Cook Inlet beluga whales swimming as seen from a scientific survey plane at 800 feet. (livescience.com)
  • All but one of the PFC concentrations measured were significantly higher in the Cook Inlet belugas, an expected result given the nearby urban, industrialized area. (innovations-report.com)
  • NMFS announces the availability of the final conservation plan for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA). (federalregister.gov)
  • NMFS incorporated into this document new information on Cook Inlet beluga whales and comments received on the draft conservation plan released for public review and comment on March 16, 2005. (federalregister.gov)
  • File - In this August 2009, file photo, provided by the Department of Defense, a Cook Inlet beluga whale calf, left, and an adult breach near Anchorage, Alaska. (klfy.com)
  • The Center for Biological Diversity and Cook Inletkeeper gave notice they will sue the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for violating the Endangered Species Act by not protecting Cook Inlet belugas. (klfy.com)
  • The groups contend that the agency's authorization for a petroleum company, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, to "take" marine mammals incidental to its oil and gas operations in Cook Inlet is harming whales. (klfy.com)
  • The agency should not allow any take of Cook Inlet belugas until it can ensure their recovery, the groups said. (klfy.com)
  • The Cook Inlet whale numbers dwindled steadily through the 1980s and early '90s and they were declared endangered in 2008. (klfy.com)
  • The federal agency relied on higher beluga whale numbers last year when it approved rules allowing Hilcorp to harm belugas and other marine mammals as it expands offshore oil and gas operations in Cook Inlet, Simmonds said. (klfy.com)
  • If we're going to save these belugas, the Trump administration must cancel permission for the oil industry to use seismic blasting and pile driving in Cook Inlet," Simmonds said. (klfy.com)
  • NOAA's Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on a proposal that identifies more than a third of Cook Inlet in Alaska as critical habitat for the remaining approximately 300 endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales. (noaa.gov)
  • In October 2008, NOAA's Fisheries Service listed Cook Inlet beluga whales as endangered. (noaa.gov)
  • We have used the best available science and the traditional knowledge of Alaska natives to identify areas essential to helping Cook Inlet beluga whales survive," said Doug Mecum, acting administrator of NOAA's Fisheries Service Alaska region . (noaa.gov)
  • Managers expect to have a final designation of critical habitat for the Cook Inlet beluga whales in the spring of 2010. (noaa.gov)
  • The NOAA's Fisheries Service proposal designates a total of 3,016 square miles, including the upper portions of Cook Inlet, where whales concentrate in summer months, mid-Cook Inlet, the western shore of lower Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay on the eastern side of the lower inlet. (noaa.gov)
  • NOAA's Fisheries Service experts believe Cook Inlet beluga whales once numbered more than 1,300, but only around 300 remain, according to the latest population estimates completed in June. (noaa.gov)
  • NOAA's Fisheries Service biologists and scientists have surveyed the Cook Inlet beluga whale, estimated the species' abundance and reviewed the population's status. (noaa.gov)
  • In their formal status review of Cook Inlet beluga whales, NOAA's Fisheries Service scientists estimated a 26 percent chance that these whales will become extinct in the next 100 years. (noaa.gov)
  • Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Proposed Critical Habitat. (noaa.gov)
  • Cook Inlet belugas are one of five populations of belugas recognized within U.S. waters. (noaa.gov)
  • Of the five populations of beluga whales in Alaska, the Cook Inlet population is considered to be the most isolated based on the degree of genetic differentiation and geographic distance between the Cook Inlet population and the four other beluga populations. (noaa.gov)
  • Commentator Nancy Lord reflects on her appreciation for the mysterious Beluga whales of Cook Inlet from her home in Alaska. (loe.org)
  • A team of scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and NOAA Fisheries are collaborating to help stem the decline of a critically endangered population of beluga whales in the Cook Inlet, Alaska. (whoi.edu)
  • The narwhal is the only other species within the Monodontidae besides the beluga. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Red List of Threatened Species gives both beluga and white whale as common names, though the former is now more popular. (wikipedia.org)
  • The name beluga in Russian refers to an unrelated species, a fish, the beluga sturgeon. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beluga whales are among the smallest species of whales. (livescience.com)
  • According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species , beluga whales are listed as near threatened. (livescience.com)
  • The beluga is among the smallest whale species, and an adult male will grow to between 13 and 20 feet in length and between 2,000 to 3,000 lbs in weight. (worldatlas.com)
  • The beluga whale, also called a white whale, is the smallest species of whale. (reference.com)
  • On its website, the aquarium defends the study of belugas in zoological parks and aquariums, saying that it has increased the understanding of factors that threaten the species. (reuters.com)
  • So go the words of a well-known Canadian children's song depicting belugas, one of only three whale species that live in the Arctic year-round. (newscientist.com)
  • They found that belugas are born with much higher stores of myoglobin, an oxygen-binding protein, than other cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), making them better prepared for diving at birth than other species. (newscientist.com)
  • Bottlenose dolphins* and beluga whales**, two marine species at or near the top of their respective food webs, accumulate more chemical pollutants in their bodies when they live and feed in waters near urbanized areas, according to scientists working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML), a government-university collaboration in Charleston, S.C. (innovations-report.com)
  • The Connecticut aquarium, where belugas have been a popular attraction for generations, says the acquisition of the whales would enable research that helps protect the species. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • Beluga whales are classified as a near threatened species. (nationalpost.com)
  • Scientists have discovered that beluga whales and narwhals go through the menopause-taking the total number of species known to experience this to five. (phys.org)
  • Aside from humans, the species now known to experience menopause are all toothed whales-belugas, narwhals, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales. (phys.org)
  • The new study, by the universities of Exeter and York and the Center for Whale Research, suggests menopause has evolved independently in three whale species (it may have evolved in a common ancestor of belugas and narwhals). (phys.org)
  • Such information on the lives of belugas and narwhals is not available, but the study used data on dead whales from 16 species and found dormant ovaries in older beluga and narwhal females. (phys.org)
  • Based on the findings, the researchers predict that these species have social structures which-as with killer whales-mean females find themselves living among more and more close relatives as they age. (phys.org)
  • Looking at other species like these toothed whales can help us establish how this unusual reproductive strategy has evolved. (phys.org)
  • A new collaborative study published by researchers at Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) provides evidence that the thick layers - called growth layer groups (GLGs) - preserved in the teeth of beluga whales, may be just as reliable for measuring age as it is in other whale species. (kent.edu)
  • This may in part explain why Arctic species like beluga and bowhead have turned up in our coastal waters during 2015. (sott.net)
  • 2006). Since EBS belugas use marine, estuarine, coastal, and deep-water habitats, they are considered a sentinel species for changes in the Mackenzie Delta and the overall health of the Beaufort Sea ecosystem. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Belugas are an endangered species and are still hunted by some First Nations people in North America. (thescottishsun.co.uk)
  • The rise of the industry would involve an increase in the number of shipping vessels in Arctic waters, and that, in turn, would dramatically heighten noise levels underwater, masking communication among belugas and other species. (worldwildlife.org)
  • Depending upon the species, whales can hear each other up to 1,000 miles away. (reference.com)
  • Yet there are 78 species of whale on the planet, and we're still learning weird stuff about them all the time. (listverse.com)
  • Belugas, nicknamed 'sea canaries' by early whalers, are amongst the most vocal cetacean species using sound to communicate, maintain contact, navigate, and find food. (vanaqua.org)
  • Some species, such as sperm whales, are well adapted for diving to great depths to catch squid and other favoured prey. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some species such as the sperm whale are able to stay submerged for as much as 90 minutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although whales are widespread, most species prefer the colder waters of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and migrate to the equator to give birth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Species such as humpbacks and blue whales are capable of travelling thousands of miles without feeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • Seventy-three species of toothed whales are described. (wikipedia.org)
  • DNA analysis of the whale's skull confirmed it to be the male offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga father, researchers report June 20 in Scientific Reports. (sciencenews.org)
  • Further, information gained from captive animals fed a known diet may provide information that could be useful in evaluating nutritional and health status of free-ranging populations of beluga whales. (vin.com)
  • Unlike other whales, their neck vertebrae are not fused, allowing them to move their heads up and down and from side to side, according to the American Cetacean Society . (livescience.com)
  • Typically, your average beluga whale isn't a picky eater, according to the American Cetacean Society . (livescience.com)
  • The Mingan Island Cetacean Study group have been using photographic techniques to study humpback whales for the last 16 years. (listverse.com)
  • The captive-born whale was male and died at age 13 after a short illness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mystic Aquarium wants to import the captive-born beluga whales from MarineLand of Canada in Niagara Falls, Ontario. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • The objectives of this research were to evaluate the seasonal changes in nutrient intake, body condition, and components of the somatotropic axis in captive beluga whales. (vin.com)
  • Our hypothesis was that body condition and serum hormone profiles would reflect seasonal changes in intake and energy status of captive beluga whales. (vin.com)
  • Paul Forestell, a marine mammologist and Director of Research and Education for the Pacific Whale Foundation in Hawaii talks with Steve Curwood about the complex scientific issues involved in returning captive sea mammals to the expansive ocean. (loe.org)
  • Any doubt that beluga whales enjoy music could probably be dispelled by the above video of a mariachi band playing to a captive beluga whale who, scientific objectivity aside, seems to be loving it. (listverse.com)
  • In early 2019 two previously captive belugas, Little White and Little Grey, will begin an epic 6,000 mile journey that will take them from a Shanghai aquarium to a new ocean home in a beautiful Icelandic bay. (visitsealife.com)
  • This highly significant event will be the first time that captive beluga whales have ever been released to an ocean sanctuary and it is only because of the support we receive from our project partners - SEA LIFE, Merlin Entertainments and Whale and Dolphin Conservation, that Little White and Little Grey are able to take this significant journey. (visitsealife.com)
  • Scientists are unsure of how long beluga whales live. (livescience.com)
  • They say the stress of importation would be too much for the whales, and it would make more sense for the scientists to come to the animals. (nbcconnecticut.com)
  • No choice: The Aquarium website said studying Belugas helps scientists to research areas such as rising ocean temperatures, diseases and how underwater sounds affect the animals. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • CHICAGO - A parasite that is found in cats and can cause brain disease, blindness and miscarriage in people has been found for the first time in Arctic beluga whales, scientists said Thursday. (petmd.com)
  • The beluga are apparently suffering only mild inflammation from the infection, but scientists can only judge that based on what they see, and there are concerns that if the parasite is causing deadly infections, the toll on marine mammals may go unseen in the vast Arctic. (petmd.com)
  • Scientists have found that the beluga have highly developed intellect. (rgo.ru)
  • Some scientists felt the standard measurement (one growth layer group per year) did not apply to Belugas, which made age estimation difficult," said Joseph D. Ortiz, Ph.D., professor and assistant chair in the Department of Geology in Kent State's College of Arts and Sciences. (kent.edu)
  • In 2007, a dead bowhead whale being studied by scientists was found to have something very strange embedded within it. (listverse.com)
  • Some scientists have speculated that the whales could live even longer than that. (listverse.com)
  • This was quite a shocking discovery, as up to this point scientists believed that humpback whales were generally unsociable towards each other. (listverse.com)
  • While researching belugas, a group of scientists captured drone footage of a young male narwhal, more than 1,000 kilometres south of his Arctic home, swimming with a pod of belugas . (phys.org)
  • The researchers showed that myoglobin in baby beluga whales increased by some 450 per cent between birth and their first birthday, to levels similar to those of fully grown adults. (newscientist.com)
  • Other threats include natural predators (polar bears and killer whales), contamination of rivers (as with Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) which bioaccumulate up the food chain), climate change and infectious diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • In killer whales, the reason to stop comes because both male and female offspring stay with their mothers for life-so as a female ages, her group contains more and more of her children and grandchildren. (phys.org)
  • The existence of menopause in killer whales is well documented due to more than four decades of detailed study. (phys.org)
  • predation by killer whales and losses of available prey to fishing or loss of prey habitat. (noaa.gov)
  • This, in theory, would allow young belugas to double the amount of time spent under water within a year of their birth, the researchers say. (newscientist.com)
  • Using this new data on the physiology of beluga's muscle tissue, the researchers then calculated how long adult belugas could hold their breath. (newscientist.com)
  • The researchers worked over a two week period in southwest Alaska during the summer of 2012, capturing and testing seven Bristol Bay beluga whales, one of six subpopulations of beluga whales in the U.S. Enabling this study are recent advances in portable field testing equipment, rugged enough for field work. (innovations-report.com)
  • While hearing in the tested animals was good, the researchers note that human-caused ocean noise is believed to be a chronic stressor and has been identified as a threat to other populations of belugas. (innovations-report.com)
  • Researchers recorded over 90 hours of a beluga whale in the Koktebel Dolphinarium in Crimea "speaking" dolphin. (divephotoguide.com)
  • Over the course of the study, researchers only encountered one case in which the dolphins actually imitated the beluga whale. (divephotoguide.com)
  • As belugas congregate and begin to reproduce near Cape Beluzhy of the Solovetsky Island, IFAW-supported researchers will study their patterns and behavior from the 12-meter tower, constructed with IFAW support, near the water's edge. (ifaw.org)
  • University of Copenhagen researchers found a beluga whale and narwhal were once an unlikely couple, giving birth to a rare hybrid 'narluga,' if you will. (ksdk.com)
  • CNN reports that the Georgia Aquarium says the study of belugas in human care helps researchers expand their knowledge of belugas in the wild. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • A new collaborative study published by researchers at Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University provides evidence that thick layers, preserved in the teeth of beluga whales, may help determine their age. (kent.edu)
  • Much like counting rings of a tree trunk, researchers say beluga whales deposit one layer per year, providing an easy, visual marker. (kent.edu)
  • An aerial image captured by Ocean Wise and GREMM researchers studying the endangered St. Lawrence beluga population. (vanaqua.org)
  • Researchers have made a whale of a discovery - a hybrid of a beluga whale and a narwhal. (sciencenews.org)
  • An international team of researchers has found that the physical condition of beluga whales affects their capacity to store oxygen in their blood and muscle tissues, likely impacting their ability to dive. (umanitoba.ca)
  • Belugas are one of the most commonly kept cetaceans in captivity and are housed in aquariums, dolphinariums and wildlife parks in North America, Europe and Asia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beluga whales do not belong in captivity," the lawsuit says. (reuters.com)
  • Maris the beluga whale, one of the first of her kind to arrive at the Georgia Aquarium, died this week prompting PETA activists to speak out against keeping animals in captivity. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • GeorgiaAquarium I Belugas do not fare well in captivity. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • This is not the first time that activists have protested keeping whales in captivity. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • The Governor of Washington State has made an unusual plea: for the return of the orca whale Lolita back to Washington's Puget Sound from her 25 years of captivity in Miami's Seaquarium. (loe.org)
  • As David Kirby so eloquently documents in this timely work, killer-whale captivity only benefits the captors. (seattlepi.com)
  • It is a member of the Monodontidae family, which is in turn part of the parvorder Odontoceti (toothed whales). (wikipedia.org)
  • Balaenopteridae (the rorquals), Balaenidae (right whales), Cetotheriidae (the pygmy right whale), Eschrichtiidae (the grey whale), Monodontidae (belugas and narwhals), Physeteridae (the sperm whale), Kogiidae (the dwarf and pygmy sperm whale), and Ziphiidae (the beaked whales). (wikipedia.org)
  • A beluga whale also has a small beak, lacks a dorsal fin, and has short flippers. (worldatlas.com)
  • The team used three or four small inflatable boats and worked with Alaskan natives expert in spotting belugas, which have no dorsal fin and make only the smallest of ripples at the surface when they breathe. (innovations-report.com)
  • Unlike other whales, the beluga doesn't have a dorsal fin. (cwf-fcf.org)
  • A SCOTS journalist who sang with wild beluga whales has become an online sensation after his video was viewed 50 MILLION times. (thescottishsun.co.uk)
  • Adult belugas do though continue to retain some dark pigmentation around the edges of the pectoral flippers and tail flukes. (vanaqua.org)
  • With streamlined fusiform bodies and two limbs that are modified into flippers, whales can travel at up to 20 knots , though they are not as flexible or agile as seals . (wikipedia.org)
  • Male whales have a marked upward curve at the top of their flippers. (cwf-fcf.org)
  • The other beluga populations, which are not listed as threatened or endangered, summer in Bristol Bay, the eastern Bering Sea, the eastern Chukchi Sea and the Beaufort Sea. (noaa.gov)
  • The study started in response to a 2014 report that found inferred growth rates of Beaufort Sea beluga whales had declined over the past 20 years, which were hypothesized to be the result of environmental change. (umanitoba.ca)
  • The average beluga weighs 2,000 to 3,000 pounds and measures 13 to 20 feet i. (reference.com)
  • All whales, dolphins and porpoises belong to an order called cetaceans. (reference.com)
  • Whales, dolphins and porpoises belong to the order Cetartiodactyla with even-toed ungulates and their closest living relatives are the hippopotamuses , having diverged about 40 million years ago. (wikipedia.org)
  • Forty percent of a beluga's body consists of blubber that stores energy and keeps them warm, and their heads are round with necks narrower than other whales. (worldatlas.com)
  • Elevated levels of contaminants such as heavy metals, plastics, pesticides and industrial chemicals can be found concentrated in the blubber, liver, and kidneys of belugas. (reference.com)
  • The summer diet of beluga whales is important for building blubber stores. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Reductions in blubber thickness due to declines in prey abundance and quality can compromise immune response, thermoregulation, and reproductive success of beluga whales, leading to adverse effects at the population level (Burek et ah, 2008). (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The meat, blubber and baleen of whales have traditionally been used by indigenous peoples of the Arctic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mystic Aquarium is a leader in beluga research, care and behaviors," it states. (reuters.com)
  • As Bertha began to mature into a grown up Beluga, her colouring gradually turned from a bluish-brown, grey colour into the pure white of an adult Beluga. (tolweb.org)
  • By the time she was five years old, Bertha the Beluga weighed 1 360 kg, measured 4 metres in length and was considered a sexually mature adult. (tolweb.org)
  • 3) What colour are adult Belugas? (tolweb.org)
  • 5) About how much do adult female Belugas weigh? (tolweb.org)
  • In fact, belugas have adult levels of myoglobin in their muscles by 14 months of age. (newscientist.com)
  • The two parvorders of whales, baleen whales (Mysticeti) and toothed whales (Odontoceti), are thought to have split apart around 34 million years ago. (wikipedia.org)
  • The toothed whales (also called odontocetes , systematic name Odontoceti ) are a parvorder of cetaceans that includes dolphins , porpoises , and all other whales possessing teeth , such as the beaked whales and sperm whales . (wikipedia.org)
  • Full-grown belugas range between 3-4 metres in length and weigh between 1300-1500 kilograms (1). (tolweb.org)
  • Belugas average 3 to 5 metres in length and weigh between 500 and 1,500 kilograms. (cwf-fcf.org)
  • As the two whale friends traversed the cool coastal waters of their home, they kept watch for any unsuspecting mollusks, fish, or benthic invertebrates that crossed their paths. (tolweb.org)
  • They can live in water that beluga whales live in can be as cold as 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius).When the ocean starts to freeze, many migrate south to slightly warmer waters, according to National Geographic. (livescience.com)
  • Belugas whales live in the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean. (worldatlas.com)
  • Beluga whales are widely distributed in the Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. (worldatlas.com)
  • Belugas can adapt to a varied range of habitats but prefer shallow waters along the coast. (worldatlas.com)
  • Beluga whales are seasonal migrators, and some travel up to 4,000 miles annually in search of food, mates, and conducive waters. (worldatlas.com)
  • Wade in: With the guidance of a trainer, you will ease into the waters at Beluga Bay to get to know the wonderful beluga whales through hugs, feeds, and rubdowns. (seaworld.com)
  • Belugas, also known as white whales, are common in the Arctic Ocean's coastal waters and are also found in subarctic waters, according the National Geographic website. (reuters.com)
  • The regular travels of the belugas, from Canadian waters in the summer and back to Russian waters in the winter, mean that the parasites could get picked up anywhere along the route, said researcher Stephen Raverty, a veterinary pathologist with the British Columbia Agriculture Ministry. (petmd.com)
  • Beluga whales are thought to live roughly 60 to 70 years in the wild in both Arctic and Subarctic waters. (kent.edu)
  • Blue whales typically breed during the winter or early spring after they have undergone a journey of several thousand miles, leaving the cold waters of the northern and southern hemispheres in favor of the warmer waters near the equator. (reference.com)
  • Belugas live in the Arctic and sub-Arctic waters of the world being found in Alaskan, Canadian, Greenlandic, Norwegian, and Russian waters. (vanaqua.org)
  • Belugas often enter rivers and estuaries where the shallow waters are warmer and the salinity is lower than that of the ocean. (vanaqua.org)
  • Now we are learning how baby belugas achieve that: they are born with more mature diving muscles than any other marine mammals studied so far and they develop more rapidly over their first year of life. (newscientist.com)
  • Next week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will commence another summer of beluga whale research as part of our longstanding White Sea Beluga Whale Project, in collaboration with staff of the marine mammals laboratory of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. (ifaw.org)
  • It can cause hearing loss in marine mammals, disturb feeding and breeding, interrupt whales' communications and reduce their ability to catch fish, according to the notice. (klfy.com)
  • Beluga whales are extremely social mammals that are often called sea canaries because of their high-pitched chatter, or melonheads for the enlarged and flexible area above their eyes that creates facial expressions. (kent.edu)
  • As with other mammals, blue whales reproduce through sexual meiosis. (reference.com)
  • Whales are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic placental marine mammals . (wikipedia.org)
  • Whales have evolved from land-living mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toothed whales consist of some of the most widespread mammals, but some, as with the vaquita, are restricted to certain areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Odontocetes feed largely on fish and squid, but a few, like the killer whale , feed on mammals, such as pinnipeds . (wikipedia.org)
  • Toothed whales, as well as baleen whales, are descendants of land-dwelling mammals of the artiodactyl order (even-toed ungulates). (wikipedia.org)
  • Also known as the white whale because of its white skin, the name "beluga" is derived from the Russian word for "white. (worldatlas.com)
  • Belugas are known as the "canaries of the sea" because the vast range of sounds they produce, according to the NOAA. (livescience.com)
  • Beluga whales are sometimes called canaries of the sea because they seem to sing. (oceanfutures.org)
  • Belugas, like polar bears, are dependent on sea ice for their existence, so they are vulnerable to climate change. (reference.com)
  • Mila's focus is on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, and the protection of beluga whales and polar bears. (ifaw.org)
  • A beluga's head can move head side to side because its neck vertebrae are not fused like other whales. (worldatlas.com)
  • A beluga's neck is narrower than most whales, and its seven neck vertebrae are unfused allowing it to nod and turn its head. (vanaqua.org)
  • Examining the health and energetic impacts of climate-induced prey shifts on beluga whales using community-based research. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Along with climate-induced prey shifts, northward expansion of marine mammal ranges may also increase competition with beluga whales for prey resources (Laidre et ah, 2008). (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Considering that the peak biomass of Arctic cod, the beluga's main prey, is found between depths of 350 to 500 metres, and that the largest and most energy rich cod are found at the deepest depths, declines in body condition may affect the ability of the whales to reach their preferred prey," says Choy. (umanitoba.ca)
  • The relationship between physical condition and oxygen storage capacity may be a vicious cycle in beluga whales, in which environmental changes resulting in decreased condition of the whales, affects their ability to forage, leading to further reductions in their condition through the diminished consumption of their prey," adds Dr. Michael Berenbrink, a study collaborator at the University of Liverpool. (umanitoba.ca)
  • Like so many animals who share our seas, belugas are near threatened in the wild, with some populations already endangered. (seaworld.com)
  • That was a white sperm whale. (livescience.com)
  • Whales range in size from the 2.6 metres (8.5 ft) and 135 kilograms (298 lb) dwarf sperm whale to the 29.9 metres (98 ft) and 190 metric tons (210 short tons) blue whale , which is the largest creature that has ever lived. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sperm whale is the largest toothed predator on earth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toothed whales range in size from the 4.5 ft (1.4 m) and 120 lb (54 kg) vaquita to the 20 m (66 ft) and 55 t (61-short-ton) sperm whale. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beluga whale health equates to the overall health of the ocean, and both climate change and environmental pollution levels threaten it. (reference.com)
  • Noren is concerned that as climate change alters the Arctic seascape, whales may have to dive longer to find food. (newscientist.com)
  • A female whale is known as a cow, and a baby whale is called a calf. (reference.com)
  • If fertilization is successful, a fetus begins to develop inside the mother's uterus, and after an 11- to 12-month pregnancy, the baby blue whale calf is born near the surface of the water. (reference.com)
  • Our SeaWorld San Antonio beluga whale swim is one of the only immersive programs of its kind in the world, giving our guests a chance to get to meet these amazing animals up close. (seaworld.com)
  • While your in-water interaction with beluga whales will last 20-30 minutes, the overall experience included with your Beluga Swim reservation lasts closer to 2 hours. (seaworld.com)
  • Get ready: Before you leave for Beluga Bay, you'll spend some time with one of our animal ambassadors to learn about beluga behavior and what to expect during your swim. (seaworld.com)
  • Their life amid the sea ice means the young whales do swim wild and free - from an early age, baby belugas must follow their mothers under the sea ice, where air holes are transient and scarce. (newscientist.com)
  • Beluga whales defend themselves by blending in with the polar ice caps that they swim near. (reference.com)
  • How fast do whales swim? (reference.com)
  • Reuters) - An animals rights group is suing the U.S. government to thwart a Connecticut aquarium's effort to get five new beluga whales, arguing in court that the aquatic animals would be harmed both from the trip from Canada and from being separated from other whales. (reuters.com)
  • In a news release, Bossart said Maris had shown no signs of illness, was eating normally, and was interacting well with the aquarium's two other beluga whales, Grayson and Qinu. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Dead: Georgia Aquarium's resident whale Maris, pictured two years ago, died on Thursday of unknown causes. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Watch live streams of the aquarium's habitats for belugas, penguins, sea otters, sea lions, jellyfish and other habitats for free right from your living room! (amli.com)
  • The beluga whale is an aquatic mammal that lives in the Arctic and sub-Arctic . (worldatlas.com)
  • NOAA Fisheries in January 2017 released a recovery plan when the population estimate was about 340 whales. (klfy.com)
  • Together they studied tooth samples taken from whales in the Chukchi Sea (north of the Bering Sea, between Russia and Alaska). (kent.edu)
  • When ice covers their summer habitats, beluga whales migrate to the open sea for the winter. (worldatlas.com)
  • The data can be combined and applied to help conserve and protect wild belugas from threats in their natural habitats,' the website says. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • After a 5-year break there are plans to renew underwater filming of beluga whales using a submerged camera where the animals congregate most often. (ifaw.org)
  • How far can a whale hear underwater? (reference.com)
  • In 2013, a pair of artists rigged a boat with an underwater sound system and sailed out to sea in order to play the belugas an underwater symphony. (listverse.com)
  • The North Atlantic right whales nearly became extinct in the twentieth century, with a population low of 450, and the North Pacific grey whale population is ranked Critically Endangered by the IUCN . (wikipedia.org)
  • Maris was one of the first beluga whales at Georgia Aquarium and inspired millions of guests each year. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • The animal was one of three unusual whales caught during a subsistence hunt in 1986 or 1987 in western Greenland's Disko Bay, and. (sciencenews.org)
  • Working in collaboration with Inuit communities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories, the team was able to collect samples from 77 subsistence hunt beluga whales. (umanitoba.ca)
  • These whales like it cold and are mostly found in the Arctic Ocean. (livescience.com)
  • In the first few months of summer, the beluga whales can be found in large numbers in the mudflats of Alaska's Cook Island. (worldatlas.com)
  • In papers recently published online by the journal Environmental Science & Technology, one research team looked at the levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) found in male dolphins along the U.S. East and Gulf of Mexico coasts and Bermuda, while the other group examined the levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in beluga whales at two Alaskan locations. (innovations-report.com)
  • PFCs were detected in all of the beluga livers, with two compounds-perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctane sulfonamide (PFOSA)-found in more than half the samples. (innovations-report.com)
  • They also found that PFC concentrations in belugas increased significantly over the seven-year study period and were mostly higher in males. (innovations-report.com)
  • This common parasite in the lower 48 (U.S. states) is now emerging in the Arctic and we found it for the first time in a population of western Arctic beluga,' said Michael Grigg, a molecular parasitologist with the U.S. National Institutes of Health. (petmd.com)
  • They have also collected tissue samples, carried out necropsies on whales found dead and responded to beluga whale strandings. (noaa.gov)
  • The beluga is a highly social animal, found in groups of 2 to several dozen individuals, in what biologists term "fission-fusion societies" due to the fluidity in group composition. (vanaqua.org)
  • In a paper published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, concentrations of muscle myoglobin and blood hemoglobin, proteins responsible for the storage and delivery of oxygen, were found to be 12 and 27 per cent higher, respectively, in beluga whales in peak physical condition compared to those of lower condition. (umanitoba.ca)
  • Their round heads have a small beak, and their necks are narrower than other whales. (livescience.com)
  • Belugas are gregarious and form groups of 10 animals on average, although during the summer, they can gather in the hundreds or even thousands in estuaries and shallow coastal areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • While in coastal regions, belugas prefer canals, bays, fjords, coves, and the shallow water of the Arctic Ocean that is continuously in sunlight. (worldatlas.com)
  • The beluga whale is a sea-ice-associated marine mammal, and the EBS population selects habitat on the basis of sea ice concentrations: nursing females with young calves select coastal habitat, large males inhabit ice-covered areas, and medium-sized males and females with older calves use mixed ice-covered habitat (Loseto et al. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Most groups of belugas move seasonally from the open ocean to coastal areas in response to the seasonal freezing and thawing of sea ice. (vanaqua.org)
  • Whales have been depicted in various cultures worldwide, notably by the Inuit and the coastal peoples of Vietnam and Ghana, who sometimes hold whale funerals. (wikipedia.org)
  • The melon is an echolocation organ that helps the beluga whale communicate through sounds. (worldatlas.com)
  • Currently, some Inuit in Canada and Greenland, Alaska Native groups and Russians are allowed to hunt belugas for consumption as well as for sale, as aboriginal whaling is excluded from the International Whaling Commission 1986 moratorium on hunting. (wikipedia.org)
  • A moratorium on commercial whaling had been in place since 1986. (newsweek.com)
  • Young belugas accompany the adults, and migration patterns are passed from one generation to the next. (worldatlas.com)
  • For all their rarity, belugas are highly distinctive whales, with pure white adults measuring up to six metres in length with small, bulbous heads and smooth backs with no dorsal fins. (sott.net)
  • Despite the striking white colour of adults, beluga whales are not born white. (vanaqua.org)
  • Beluga whales, also called white whales, have white skin that is adapted to its habitat in the Arctic. (livescience.com)
  • The word "beluga" comes from the Russian word for "white. (livescience.com)
  • They aren't the same kind of white whale in "Moby-Dick," however. (livescience.com)
  • Belugas are related to another type of white whale - the "unicorn" whale known as the narwhal. (livescience.com)
  • White whales are very social. (livescience.com)
  • Beluga whales are easily identifiable by their white color and the round bump on their forehead, known as a melon. (worldatlas.com)
  • These highly intelligent whales, also known as white whales, have been known to imitate humans as well. (divephotoguide.com)
  • This is particularly important now, due to the active development of environmental tourism near the Solovetsky Island, with more and more tourists arriving to see beluga whales, "the pearl of the White Sea. (ifaw.org)
  • Information provided by Very Krasnova and Anton Chernetsky, staff members of Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, long time partners of IFAW in White Sea beluga whales research and conservation. (ifaw.org)
  • Speaking with beluga whales" project has an important scientific component - the study of the functional characteristics of the spatio-temporal and intragroup structure of local populations of the White Sea beluga, study of the features of the acoustic signaling of polar dolphins. (rgo.ru)
  • The announcement came three days after a federal agency said the population of white whales is declining faster than previously thought. (klfy.com)
  • The first lucky observer was Sam Newman who spotted the unmistakable white whale from the sweeping beach at Warkworth, Northumberland, on Sunday, and managed to take some photographs, which he sent through to Sea Watch sightings officer Kathy James who confirmed the beluga sighting. (sott.net)
  • Moments later though, I saw what was clearly a white whale in the sea, and realised that this was the whale I'd been told about. (sott.net)
  • Belugas, the bright white whales of the Arctic, sit at the top of the food chain and play a crucial role in the overall health of the ocean. (worldwildlife.org)
  • The beluga, or white whale, is a medium-size toothed whale named for its white colouration. (vanaqua.org)
  • As belugas age, their skin loses pigment cells, gradually becoming lighter in colour until they reach maturity, around 12-14 years-old for males and 8-14 years-old for females, and become white in colour. (vanaqua.org)
  • Whales occasionally feature in literature and film, as in the great white whale of Herman Melville 's Moby Dick . (wikipedia.org)
  • Belugas have 32-40 teeth altogether in both jaws, which they use to feed on fish, mollusks, and benthic invertebrates (1). (tolweb.org)
  • Beluga and sperm whales have particular cavities in their teeth that allow for continuous dentin deposits throughout their lifetimes. (kent.edu)
  • As part of Kent State's ongoing commitment to drive research to enhance the quality of life, this latest study is the first of its kind to confirm annual banding in beluga teeth by comparing against daily layers. (kent.edu)
  • Toothed whales, on the other hand, have conical teeth adapted to catching fish or squid . (wikipedia.org)
  • They are one of two living groups of cetaceans, the other being the baleen whales (Mysticeti), which have baleen instead of teeth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Samuel Ellis et al, Analyses of ovarian activity reveal repeated evolution of post-reproductive lifespans in toothed whales, Scientific Reports (2018). (phys.org)
  • A biennial survey released Tuesday, using data collected in summer 2018, estimated there are 250 to 317 whales, with a median estimate of 279. (klfy.com)
  • The SEA LIFE TRUST is pleased to announce that thanks to a very generous donation from Merlin Entertainments we are building the world's first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland! (visitsealife.com)
  • Two young beluga whales that were on show in an aquarium in Shanghai have now arrived at a seawater sanctuary off Iceland. (rnanews.eu)