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)


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


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


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)


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


After living a long and healthy life, 46-year-old beluga whale Kavna passed away on Monday, August 6. Kavna was known to be the oldest beluga whale in any accredited aquarium in North America.. While our staff and volunteers are saddened at the loss, were left with very warm memories of her. At about 46 years of age, she was at the end of her natural life and will be greatly missed by all, including the millions of members and visitors who have connected with Canadas Arctic in a way that would not have been made possible, had it not been for direct interactions with her at the Aquarium over the past 36 years.. Preliminary results from a necropsy of the beluga whale indicate that Kavna had lesions most consistent with cancer, although an infectious cause is a small possibility. The necropsy found widespread lesions affecting the reproductive tract as well as many other tissues. The treatment and care she had been receiving were focused on treating a reproductive disorder. We had hoped that her ...
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 ...
illustration of beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas by Uko Gorter, natural history illustrator (specializing in marine mammals but will do all fauna and conceptual illustrations, anatomical drawings, logos, maps, and other graphic illustrations)
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 ...
On this commute a small child was gushing to his grandfather about beluga whales. How cool they are, how their home is melting, how pollution makes them poisonous (toxic), how hes going to write about belugas for school and tell his classmates, and how he wants to raise money to help them. His grandfather smiled and asked if he knew the Vancouver Aquarium had beluga whales. YEAH!!! Auntie took me! Thats how I know this! and on and on he went. If he paused to take a breath, I would be surprised.. ...
Hypothermia is life threatening. It is caused by cold, wet, or windy weather that causes the body to lose heat faster than it can produce heat. Hypothermia can occur in rugged mountain terrain where the weather can change extremely quickly, or after being soaked in a stream crossing or a boating accident.. Symptoms include feeling cold, uncontrollable shivering, clumsiness due to loss of muscle coordination, slurred speech, inability to think clearly, and eventual unconsciousness and cessation of reflexes including heart and lung functions. Many victims in the later stages of hypothermia feel warm and try to shed clothing.. To treat hypothermia, first warm the core of the body before the extremities. Remove any wet clothing. Re-warm the victim slowly; do not warm fast by immersing in warm/hot water. Provide shelter out of the weather. Warm drinks are not necessary, but may help in the psychological recovery. Do NOT give alcohol. Try to keep victim awake as this helps keep the body temperature ...
A cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii, that can cause human blindness and harm developing fetuses has been found in western Arctic Belgua whales
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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 ...
Its a fusion fantasy for six at Beluga this April.. Beluga pairs a taste sensation Euro-Asian fusion with a whiskey list that tends to every desire. Set in The Foundry, a New York loft style environment hosting a bar, dining area, courtyard and wine attic, Beluga offers quality international standard dining with a South African twist.. Dine4Six is bringing their cosy, dinner for six only concept to this smorgasbord of delights by capitalising on what Beluga does best - sushi! The focus is on personal interaction and building relationship through food and wine. Bring a friend to this intimate event or be brave and come alone.. Join them on Wednesday 22 May at 19:30 for delicious sushi platters at R190 per person. Choose from one of four plates and enjoy it over making new friends. Diners Club members receive 10% discount.. Naturally, space will be limited, so dont delay to book your spot today.. ...
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 ...
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]).. ...
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.. ...
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.. ...
black and white stereograph mounted on buff colored cardstock; photograph by J. Freeman; printed on recto J. Freeman, / Nantucket.; group of beluga (?) whales lying dead on a sandy beach with two young boys standing on the shales; two single masted sailboats anchored just offshore in background
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 ...
Development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has begun, multiple drilling projects are on the horizon, and industry has shifted its focus to gaining access to protected Special Areas, including the sensitive wildlife habitat surrounding Teshekpuk Lake.. The National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska - or Reserve - is the largest single unit of public lands in the nation, spanning more than 23 million acres across the western North Slope of Alaska.. The Reserve includes some of our nations most vital natural resources - millions of acres of wilderness-quality lands with critical habitat for migratory birds, brown bears, caribou, threatened polar bears, walrus, endangered beluga whales and more. The Alaska Native communities that live within and along the Reserve have maintained a subsistence lifestyle for thousands of years based on the Reserves living resources.. Birds from all four flyways in North America, plus several international flyways, migrate to the Reserve every year to raise their ...
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, 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 ...
Lentils can star in a variety of dishes, but you can never go wrong with the simplicity and deliciousness of a hearty, rustic lentil soup. Lentils date back to biblical times and are eaten Europe, Middle East, India as well as the U.S. Lentils can be used as a vegetarian main dish including soups and stews. 2 oz black beluga lentils (can substitute with green, or puy, lentils) 15 oz water; 1sp salt Lentil, coconut, and tomato soup. Toor dal will cook faster than the others. Lentils are high-protein choices for soups, side dishes and casseroles. Heres how to use the types of lentils youll most likely find at the grocery store. You want to make lentil soup. Set aside to soak for at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours. These are tiny black lentils that look remarkably like shiny, glistening caviar when cooked. For added eye appeal, sprinkle with diced red pepper or tomato before serving. Finger millet is one of the healthiest types. You could substitute a reasonable facsimile, like the black ...
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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 ...
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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...
Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to SeaWorld, LLC. (Responsible Party: Christopher Dold, DVM), 9205 Southpark Center Loop, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32819, to import one stranded, non-releasable (captive) adult female Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)...
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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A book Im reading on the gray whale didnt come right out and say it, but apparently the larger whales dont taste so good and not much nutrition in the blubber (sadly the same cant be said of the smaller arctic whales such as the beluga and narwhal, which is why the traditional societies still hunt them), so the appeal simply seems to be killing something big to be able to boast ...
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.
ISBN 978-0-07-802302-6. "Beluga Whale". 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2012-08-12. "About Whales". ... In the whale the cervical vertebrae are typically fused, an adaptation trading flexibility for stability during swimming. All ... This includes seemingly unlikely animals such as the giraffe, the camel, and the blue whale, for example. Birds usually have ...
ISBN 0-03-056747-5. "Beluga Whale". 27 June 2012. Archived from the original on 21 May 2013. Retrieved 12 ... "About Whales". 26 June 2009. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. " ... 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 ...
... fin whale, sperm whale, killer whale, bottlenose dolphins, Risso's dolphins, and beluga whales. Humans, great apes, and ... The beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas". Sleep Research. 3 (85). Mukhametov, L. M. (1995). "Paradoxical sleep peculiarities in ... Whale song is the sounds made by whales and which is used for different kinds of communication. Dolphins emit two distinct ... including helping beached whales. Also they have been known to live alongside resident (fish eating) orca whales for limited ...
These species are the Atlantic salmon; the Central California Coast coho; the Cook Inlet beluga whale; the Hawaaian monk seal; ... Gray whale (increased from 13,095 to 26,635 whales between 1968 and 1998); removed from list (Debated because whaling was ... a 1937 treaty prohibiting the hunting of right and gray whales, and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940. Despite ... excluding Native American tribal whaling]) Grizzly bear (increased from about 271 to over 580 bears in the Yellowstone area ...
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 ...
"New beluga baby to make Shedd debut". WLS-TV News. January 21, 2010. Retrieved July 4, 2012. "Beluga whale dies at Shedd ... Puiji, Bella, and Nunavik: In 2006, the beluga whale Puiji gave birth to a female calf, later named Bella. On December 14, 2009 ... The lower level of the Oceanarium allows underwater viewing of the beluga whales and the dolphins. It holds 3 million US ... The exhibit contains an underwater viewing area of the beluga whales, the Pacific white-sided dolphins and the Sea otters, ...
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 whale calve adjacent to the peninsula. The peninsula had been devoid of caribou for over 100 years until their ...
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 ...
Charlotte Whale. FossilEra. Beluga Whale Skeleton - Vermont State Marine Fossil. State Symbols USA. Perkins Geology Museum, ... State terrestrial fossil is the woolly mammoth of Mount Holly, state marine fossil is the beluga whale of Charlotte: Vermont ...
Coastal waters are habitats for beluga whales. The maximum depth of the Yenisey Gulf is 63 m (208 ft). The mouth of the gulf is ...
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 ...
Beluga whales, Bearded seal, Ringed seal, Harp seal. Polar bears, and Walrus frequent the area. The island is named in honour ...
In 2003, Marineland opened the "Arctic Cove" beluga whale exhibit. Beluga whales were held in Friendship Cove from May 30, 1999 ... "Beluga dies at Marineland Canada". August 31, 2000. "Abstract: Third whale dies at Marineland; Animal rights groups ... for beluga research. In September 2019, it was announced that Marineland had sold two beluga whales to Oceanographic, a Spanish ... Sasha, a beluga whale born in 2008 at Marineland, died around October 10, 2011, several days before the off-season. On May 28, ...
Beluga whales are common off its northern waters. Administratively Chkalov Island belongs to the Khabarovsk Krai of the Russian ...
Beluga whales are common in its estuarine waters. Словарь названий гидрографических объектов России и других стран - членов СНГ ... "Beluga distribution". "Bird life" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-07-07. Retrieved 2004-07-07. (1.43 MB) v t e ...
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". ...
"Beluga cam captures whale of a time with the Beatles". CBC News. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2017. "Consolidated ... Béland, Pierre (1996). Beluga : a farewell to whales. New York, NY: Lyons & Burford. ISBN 1558213988. OCLC 34113108. Kessler, ... Other harms to wild cetaceans include commercial whaling, aboriginal whaling, drift netting, ship collisions, water pollution, ... Rothenberg, David (2008). Thousand mile song : whale music in a sea of sound. New York: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus ...
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 ...
It is one of two living species of whale in the family Monodontidae, along with the beluga whale. The narwhal males are ... Narwhals are medium-sized whales, and are around the same size as beluga whales. Total length in both sexes, excluding the tusk ... Heide-Jørgensen, M. P. & Laidre, K. L. (2006). Greenland's Winter Whales: The beluga, the narwhal and the bowhead whale. ... "Narwhal Whale Tusk". Narwhal Whales. Retrieved 10 July 2013. Carwardine, Mark (1995). DK Handbooks: Whales Dolphins and ...
belugas and other whales visit it. According to the remains of marine mammals found in altitude further inland, narvals, ... it seems the reduced numbers of whale colonies push them to search for them all the way to the medium estuary of the Saint ... it becomes a privileged place for the Basque to skin the whales captured in the area and melt their fat. Three furnaces still ...
"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 ...
Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucus)[5]. *Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncates). *Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus ... "Unihemispheric slow wave sleep and the state of the eyes in a white whale". Behavioural Brain Research. 129 (1-2): 125-129. doi ... This has also been shown to be the favored behavior of belugas, although inconsistencies have arisen directly relating the ...
Of about 20,000 beluga whales living in the Baffin Bay, some 15,000 are concentrated at the North Water. Other abundant animals ... COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Beluga Whale. (31 July 2012). Retrieved on 2013-03-22. K ... of the region include walrus, narwhal, harp seal, bearded seal, ringed seal, bowhead whale, rorquals and polar bear. All ...
Larger species include Atlantic walrus, narwhal and sometimes beluga whale. Atlantic walrus feeds on mussels, fish and ringed ...
Beluga whale or white whale Delphinapterus leucas (cetuaq, assigarnaq, qecip'atuli in Yup'ik cituaq in Cup'ik, cetuar in Cup'ig ... uqiqur- to distribute seal blubber and meat and gifts when someone has caught a seal; to give a "seal party" Beluga whale meat ... Marine mammals as food are only seals and beluga whale. Seals were the primary marine mammal hunted. Seal oil (uquq) was used ... The late fall beluga hunts were used to produce food for the dogs. Parts of the beluga used for human food include the skin, ...
... 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 ( ...
... an educational killer whale show; Ocean Discovery an educational show featuring dolphins and beluga whales; and Clyde & ... "Why some killer whales have curved fins".. *^ a b Parsons, E. C. M. (2012). "Killer Whale Killers". Tourism in Marine ... Currently, SeaWorld houses 19 killer whales in its three parks. *Nine killer whales live at SeaWorld San Diego: Corky, Ulises, ... In August 1989, a dominant female killer whale, Kandu V, attempted to rake a newcomer whale, Corky II, with her mouth during a ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
"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 ...
... short-finned pilot whales,[157] killer whales,[158] narwhals,[159] beluga whales,[159] the guppy,[160] the platyfish,[citation ... The others are all cetaceans: beluga whales, narwhals, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales.[114] Various theories have ... with the exception of the short-finned pilot whale, killer whale, narwhals, and beluga whales,[159] such examples tend to be ... Although a female killer whale born into a social group is related to some members of the group, the whale case of non-local ...
... one such whale turned up in the Mediterranean. Scientists speculated the whale had followed its food sources through the ... The Beluga group of Bremen, Germany, sent the first Western commercial vessels through the Northern Sea Route (Northeast ... In August 2010, two bowhead whales from West Greenland and Alaska respectively, entered the Northwest Passage from opposite ... The gray whale Eschrichtius robustus has not been seen in the Atlantic since it was hunted to extinction there in the 18th ...
Whaling[edit]. Sculpture of southern right whale at Cockle Creek on Recherche Bay, Tasmania, where bay whaling was performed ... "Southern Right Whale Species Guide". Whale and Dolphin Conservation.. *^ Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Endangered Species - ... Umdloti Beach-Whale Sightings Register. Retrieved 2014-05-20. *^ The Namibian Sun. 2013. Southern right whale - The right whale ... The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a baleen whale, one of three species classified as right whales belonging to ...
He found the skull comparable to the long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas), the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), ... " 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 ...
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  • The beluga whale (/bɪˈluːɡə/) (Delphinapterus leucas) is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) belongs to the family Monodontiadae, suborder Cetacea, order Odontoceti. (
  • 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 ). (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Although they are currently recognized as a single species, Delphinapterus leucas , the global beluga population consists of multiple subpopulations or stocks. (
  • We have developed a technique for sexing beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) by using a Y-chromosome-specific DNA restriction fragment. (
  • According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species , beluga whales are listed as near threatened. (
  • The Red List of Threatened Species gives both beluga and white whale as common names, though the former is now more popular. (
  • Beluga whales are classified as a near threatened species. (
  • Cook Inlet beluga whales swimming as seen from a scientific survey plane at 800 feet. (
  • The isolated Cook Inlet beluga whale population must also contend with the increasingly perilous and industrialized waters near Anchorage, Alaska's fastest-growing city. (
  • Numbering 1,300 individuals as recently as the 1980s, the geographically isolated and genetically distinct beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska,could be readily seen from shop windows and restaurants in downtown Anchorage. (
  • The population declined precipitously in the 1990s, and the National Marine Fisheries Service falsely predicted that the Cook Inlet beluga whale population would rebound once hunting was restricted. (
  • Finally, in response to a 2006 citizen petition by the Center and partners, the Fisheries Service proposed in 2007 to list the Cook Inlet beluga whale as an endangered species - and then received more than 150,000 public comments in support of endangered status for the whale. (
  • After the Center and allies sued to speed a response in 2008, the Fisheries Service put the Cook Inlet beluga on the endangered species list, and in 2009 - after a notice of intent to sue for inaction from the Center - the agency proposed to designate almost 2 million acres of critical habitat for the whale. (
  • The Fisheries Service finally published a recovery plan for Cook Inlet belugas in 2017. (
  • 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. (
  • 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). (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • The agency should not allow any take of Cook Inlet belugas until it can ensure their recovery, the groups said. (
  • The Cook Inlet whale numbers dwindled steadily through the 1980s and early '90s and they were declared endangered in 2008. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • In October 2008, NOAA's Fisheries Service listed Cook Inlet beluga whales as endangered. (
  • 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 . (
  • Managers expect to have a final designation of critical habitat for the Cook Inlet beluga whales in the spring of 2010. (
  • 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'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's Fisheries Service biologists and scientists have surveyed the Cook Inlet beluga whale, estimated the species' abundance and reviewed the population's status. (
  • 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. (
  • Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Proposed Critical Habitat. (
  • Cook Inlet belugas are one of five populations of belugas recognized within U.S. waters. (
  • 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. (
  • Scientists from NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center Thursday announced that the 2012 abundance estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population is 312 animals, a small, but not scientifically significant increase over last year. (
  • Commentator Nancy Lord reflects on her appreciation for the mysterious Beluga whales of Cook Inlet from her home in Alaska. (
  • They aren't the same kind of white whale in "Moby-Dick," however. (
  • Belugas are related to another type of white whale - the "unicorn" whale known as the narwhal. (
  • Also known as the white whale because of its white skin, the name "beluga" is derived from the Russian word for "white. (
  • The beluga whale, also called a white whale, is the smallest species of whale. (
  • Why we need to take care of the "little white whale on the go. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • The beluga, or white whale, is a medium-size toothed whale named for its white colouration. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • On Friday a Norwegian fisherman joined the whale in the frigid waters, freeing it from the harness. (
  • Belugas whales live in the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean. (
  • Beluga whales are widely distributed in the Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. (
  • Belugas can adapt to a varied range of habitats but prefer shallow waters along the coast. (
  • Beluga whales are seasonal migrators, and some travel up to 4,000 miles annually in search of food, mates, and conducive waters. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Conor HUMPHRIES A young beluga whale pokes its melon-shaped head out of the waters of the White Sea near the Actic Circle off of the Solovetsky Islands on July 10, 2008. (
  • 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. (
  • With thick layers of blubber to insulate them from the cold waters of their Arctic habitat, belugas weigh in at between 500 kilograms and 1,500 kilograms. (
  • It is not rare for whales to pass through the waters which surround Russia, and in some regions of Russia a profitable tourism industry surrounding whale spotting has been created. (
  • During summer, spot polar bears along the local shores and view some of the 60,000 beluga whales that fill Hudson Bay to feed, mate, and give birth in the shallow waters. (
  • Beluga whales are thought to live roughly 60 to 70 years in the wild in both Arctic and Subarctic waters. (
  • This may in part explain why Arctic species like beluga and bowhead have turned up in our coastal waters during 2015. (
  • 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. (
  • Belugas love to swim in the Arctic's shallow coastal waters where there's a high risk of ingesting or becoming entangled in ocean plastic. (
  • Belugas live in the Arctic and sub-Arctic waters of the world being found in Alaskan, Canadian, Greenlandic, Norwegian, and Russian waters. (
  • Belugas often enter rivers and estuaries where the shallow waters are warmer and the salinity is lower than that of the ocean. (
  • The previous sighting was in 2015 in waters near Northumberland, and happily ended with the whale turning back to deeper sea. (
  • For example, the fin whale migrates to more temperate waters in summer, and has been spotted off the coast Cornwall. (
  • Humpback whales, renowned for their acrobatic displays, are more common in Scottish waters, but can sometimes be seen off Cornwall and the Scilly Isles as they travel northwards. (
  • Illness can cause whales to seek shallower waters, but this does not seem to be an issue for this beluga, as it has been seen to be swimming and feeding normally. (
  • 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. (
  • Two beluga whales have been transported from a Chinese aquarium to a new open-water refuge in the clear waters off Iceland. (
  • The vessel 'Beluga Boat' allows you to watch the migration of over 55000 Beluga whales from Arctic waters to the Churchill River Estuary in Manitoba. (
  • The Beluga Boat has multiple cameras which livestream the movements of the whales all day throughout the summer months when the beluga's come to raise their calves and feed in the warmer waters. (
  • While swimming around a bend on her way to the home estuary, Bertha encountered Kenneth, the Killer Whale. (
  • While primarily an Arctic species, there are some beluga populations further south - including in the St. Lawrence estuary where freshwater originating from the Great Lakes mixes with salt water from the Atlantic Ocean. (
  • Take a kayak adventure for an up-close experience with beluga whales along a tranquil estuary. (
  • 220], On 25 September 2018, a beluga was sighted in the Thames Estuary and near towns along the Kent side of the Thames, being nicknamed Benny by newspapers. (
  • The southern-most beluga population inhabits the St. Lawrence River estuary of Canada. (
  • On Tuesday 25th September 2018, various UK media outlets reported that a beluga whale had been seen in the Thames estuary in Kent. (
  • 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. (
  • They are being forced to adapt to the changing ecological system, which includes the increased presence of killer whales, as well as increased pressure from rapid development in the north. (
  • Aside from humans, the species now known to experience menopause are all toothed whales-belugas, narwhals, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales. (
  • 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. (
  • The existence of menopause in killer whales is well documented due to more than four decades of detailed study. (
  • 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. (
  • predation by killer whales and losses of available prey to fishing or loss of prey habitat. (
  • 47] In addition, the rivers represent a safe haven for newborn calves where they will not be preyed upon by killer whales. (
  • The aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, has welcomed five new beluga whales from MarineLand in Canada after a 10 year battle with legislators and animal activists. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Using this new data on the physiology of beluga's muscle tissue, the researchers then calculated how long adult belugas could hold their breath. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Researchers recorded over 90 hours of a beluga whale in the Koktebel Dolphinarium in Crimea "speaking" dolphin. (
  • Over the course of the study, researchers only encountered one case in which the dolphins actually imitated the beluga whale. (
  • 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. (
  • CNN reports that the Georgia Aquarium says the study of belugas in human care helps researchers expand their knowledge of belugas in the wild. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Much like counting rings of a tree trunk, researchers say beluga whales deposit one layer per year, providing an easy, visual marker. (
  • An aerial image captured by Ocean Wise and GREMM researchers studying the endangered St. Lawrence beluga population. (
  • Researchers have made a whale of a discovery - a hybrid of a beluga whale and a narwhal. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Coan said the whales, which range in age from 7 to 12, were born in captivity and cannot be released into the ocean. (
  • Beluga whales do not belong in captivity," the lawsuit says. (
  • Birth in Valencia of the first beluga whale to be born in captivity in Europe. (
  • It is the first time a beluga whale has been born in captivity in Europe, and baby and mother are said to be very well as they swim around together in their pool (see photo). (
  • Yulka, at just 8 years of age, is the youngest whale to have ever given birth in captivity. (
  • 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. (
  • GeorgiaAquarium I Belugas do not fare well in captivity. (
  • This is not the first time that activists have protested keeping whales in captivity. (
  • 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. (
  • As David Kirby so eloquently documents in this timely work, killer-whale captivity only benefits the captors. (
  • Scientists are unsure of how long beluga whales live. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Scientists have discovered that beluga whales and narwhals go through the menopause-taking the total number of species known to experience this to five. (
  • Scientists have found that the beluga have highly developed intellect. (
  • 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. (
  • 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 . (
  • You can learn more about belugas here . (
  • To learn more about belugas, watch Sea Ghosts , a one-hour adventure in the series, Jean-Michel Ocean Adventures shown on PBS. (
  • 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 . (
  • Typically, your average beluga whale isn't a picky eater, according to the American Cetacean Society . (
  • Belugas, nicknamed 'sea canaries' by early whalers, are amongst the most vocal cetacean species using sound to communicate, maintain contact, navigate, and find food. (
  • Hence, a more accurate estimation of whale distribution and population sizes is essential to warrant cetacean conservation 11 . (
  • The captive-born whale was male and died at age 13 after a short illness. (
  • Mystic Aquarium wants to import the captive-born beluga whales from MarineLand of Canada in Niagara Falls, Ontario. (
  • 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. (
  • Our hypothesis was that body condition and serum hormone profiles would reflect seasonal changes in intake and energy status of captive beluga whales. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Observers are hopeful that the beluga may swim back towards the sea, from where it should be able to find its way. (
  • Beluga whales defend themselves by blending in with the polar ice caps that they swim near. (
  • How fast do whales swim? (
  • Belugas, like polar bears, are dependent on sea ice for their existence, so they are vulnerable to climate change. (
  • Mila's focus is on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, and the protection of beluga whales and polar bears. (
  • Discover Hudson Bay's vibrant coast on two boat excursions to view polar bears, beluga whales, and other Arctic wildlife. (
  • Today, we set out for an exciting Hudson Bay coastal boat excursion for the chance to see polar bears, beluga whales, and other Arctic wildlife. (
  • A SCOTS journalist who sang with wild beluga whales has become an online sensation after his video was viewed 50 MILLION times. (
  • A beluga whale also has a small beak, lacks a dorsal fin, and has short flippers. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Additionally belugas do not have a dorsal (back) fin - instead it has a narrow ridge that runs down the rear half of its back. (
  • FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, members of the brass ensemble for the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, interact with Juno, one of the Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, in Stonington, Conn., after playing in front of the Alaska Coast exhibit. (
  • Mystic Aquarium is preparing for the arrival of five Beluga whales from a zoo and amusement park in Canada after navigating approval processes on both sides of the U.S. border and overcoming legal challenges from environmental groups. (
  • Mystic Aquarium is a leader in beluga research, care and behaviors," it states. (
  • Five Beluga whales from a zoo and amusement park in Canada arrived at Mystic Aquarium Friday following an arduous approval process on both sides of the U.S. border and overcoming legal challenges from environmental groups. (
  • Beluga whales, also called white whales, have white skin that is adapted to its habitat in the Arctic. (
  • The whales are expected to spend a few weeks acclimating to their new environment in tanks separated by a gate from Mystic's three current resident Belugas - Kela, Juno and Natasha - before being fully integrated into the 750,000-gallon habitat. (
  • He said they will be leaving an overcrowded habitat with about 50 other whales and will be at the center of important research designed to benefit Belugas in the wild. (
  • This is the largest Beluga habitat in North America. (
  • The aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, already has three beluga whales and it boasts of the largest 750,000-gallon outdoor habitat for whales in the U.S. (
  • While we are deeply concerned about what the future looks like for this species, there is some good news -- this past winter we were able to celebrate a small victory when plans for a proposed oil terminal in Cacouna, QC , were cancelled in order to protect a known critical habitat for female beluga whales and their young. (
  • But as these pressures continue to grow and challenge the health and well-being of our beloved beluga, WWF-Canada will continue to speak out on its behalf, to both protect their habitat and to require better enforcement of species at risk legislation. (
  • If we think of the canary of the sea as the canary in the coal mine, we should all feel emboldened to act now to preserve this precious whale and its marine habitat. (
  • The tragic decline of these lovely little whales spotlights the risk of allowing oil exploration in their habitat," said Julie Teel Simmonds, a Center for Biological Diversity attorney. (
  • Protecting habitat is essential to the beluga whales' recovery. (
  • 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. (
  • This 3.4-kb EcoRI male-specific band permits unambiguous sex determination, which will facilitate examination of sex-related differences in population structure and habitat use of belugas, which have important implications for management decisions. (
  • Two young beluga whales that were on show in an aquarium in Shanghai have now arrived at a seawater sanctuary off Iceland. (
  • The average beluga weighs 2,000 to 3,000 pounds and measures 13 to 20 feet i. (
  • 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. (
  • Maris was one of the first beluga whales at Georgia Aquarium and inspired millions of guests each year. (
  • The Georgia Aquarium announced late Monday that one of the three beluga whales it moved temporarily to Sea World San Antonio in early October as a precaution during construction died suddenly on Saturday. (
  • 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. (
  • Melon size is unrelated to maximum dive depth in toothed whales. (
  • As diving depth in toothed whales is related to body size, the team wondered if diving ability might be compromised by the smaller size of the whales. (
  • The melon is an echolocation organ that helps the beluga whale communicate through sounds. (
  • Like many other whales, belugas use echolocation to communicate with each other, hunt prey, and orient themselves in the vast ocean. (
  • Presents information about beluga whales, including where they are found, the structure of their bodies, how they use echolocation, what they eat, and how they behave. (
  • A beluga's head can move head side to side because its neck vertebrae are not fused like other whales. (
  • Unlike most whales, the beluga has seven vertebrae in their necks that are not fused. (
  • 140] An average of one or two vertebrae and one or two teeth per beluga are carved and sold. (
  • A beluga's neck is narrower than most whales, and its seven neck vertebrae are unfused allowing it to nod and turn its head. (
  • Government officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently approved the export of the whales from Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario to Mystic, which specializes in Beluga research. (
  • It is a member of the Monodontidae family, which is in turn part of the parvorder Odontoceti (toothed whales). (
  • The narwhal is the only other species within the Monodontidae besides the beluga. (
  • The melons of Delphinidae (dolphins) and Physeteroidea (sperm whales) have a significant amount of wax ester, whereas those of Phocoenidae (porpoises) and Monodontidae (narwhals and beluga whales) contain little or no wax. (
  • [6] The speed of sound in the melon is lowest in the Delphinidae, Phocoenidae and Monodontidae, intermediate in the Ziphiidae (beaked whales), and highest in the Physeteridae and Platanistidae ( South Asian river dolphins ). (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • The summer diet of beluga whales is important for building blubber stores. (
  • 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). (
  • The whales would not be allowed to be displayed used for entertainment for the patrons of the aquarium, and the animals could not be bred. (
  • A proposal to import five whales to Connecticut has sparked a standoff between animal welfare groups and an aquarium that says the animals will contribute to its research. (
  • 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. (
  • Aquarium chief veterinary officer Dr Gregory Bossart says the female whale Maris, 21, died suddenly on Thursday afternoon. (
  • The aquarium said that the whale will be deeply missed. (
  • Kavna was known to be the oldest beluga whale in any accredited aquarium in North America. (
  • 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. (
  • All whales, dolphins and porpoises belong to an order called cetaceans. (
  • Few methods are available for determining the sex of free-ranging individual whales, dolphins, and porpoises of species that are not obviously sexually dimorphic. (
  • However, instead of a large horn on its forehead, like the narwhal has, the beluga has a round bump called a melon. (
  • and the melonhead, though that more commonly refers to the melon-headed whale, which is an oceanic dolphin. (
  • Beluga whales are easily identifiable by their white color and the round bump on their forehead, known as a melon. (
  • Recognizable for the distinctive rounded appearance of its head, called a melon, the beluga is a strongly social and vocal animal who lives in social groups called pods. (
  • The bulge on a beluga's forehead is called a melon and is believed to help the whales produce their wide range of different sounds. (
  • The melon is a mass of adipose tissue found in the forehead of all toothed whales . (
  • The melon of pilot whales (Globicephala) is a mixture of wax esters and triglycerides. (
  • In the pygmy sperm whale ( Kogia breviceps ), the melon consists of an outer layer and an inner core. (
  • The melon of the beluga whale is also unique in that the whale can change the melon's shape at will. (
  • NOAA Fisheries in January 2017 released a recovery plan when the population estimate was about 340 whales. (
  • Belugas are known as the "canaries of the sea" because the vast range of sounds they produce, according to the NOAA. (
  • Beluga whales are sometimes called canaries of the sea because they seem to sing. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Full-grown belugas range between 3-4 metres in length and weigh between 1300-1500 kilograms (1). (
  • The beluga whale is a medium-size whale that grows to lengths of four to five metres. (
  • Belugas can dive to a depth of almost 1,000 metres and stay underwater for more than 20 minutes at a time. (
  • 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. (
  • The beluga is adapted to life in the Arctic, with anatomical and physiological characteristics that differentiate it from other cetaceans. (
  • Compared with what we know about other cetaceans, belugas are born with high myoglobin content (1.56±0.02 g 100 g −1 wet muscle mass, N =2) that matures rapidly. (
  • Like so many animals who share our seas, belugas are near threatened in the wild, with some populations already endangered. (
  • Adult belugas do though continue to retain some dark pigmentation around the edges of the pectoral flippers and tail flukes. (
  • These whales like it cold and are mostly found in the Arctic Ocean. (
  • While in coastal regions, belugas prefer canals, bays, fjords, coves, and the shallow water of the Arctic Ocean that is continuously in sunlight. (
  • Beluga whales live near the top of the food chain in the Arctic ocean. (
  • Beluga whale health equates to the overall health of the ocean, and both climate change and environmental pollution levels threaten it. (
  • Noren is concerned that as climate change alters the Arctic seascape, whales may have to dive longer to find food. (
  • As with many Arctic sea ice dependent species, beluga whales are affected by the loss of sea ice caused by climate change. (
  • Examining the health and energetic impacts of climate-induced prey shifts on beluga whales using community-based research. (
  • 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). (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Raffi's playful and endearing song Baby Beluga captured the hearts and minds of many children, and has stayed with them as they've grown, resulting in an inspired generation that brings new energy to species conservation. (
  • This sighting, first reported by ecologist Dave Andrews on Twitter, resulted in a flurry of interest from members of the public, media groups and whale conservation organisations. (
  • Meanwhile, whale conservation organisations have asked the public and media to give the lost whale its space , and not to risk traumatising it by approaching it in boats. (
  • Applying this cost-effective method worldwide could contribute to the assessment of whale populations to guide conservation actions. (
  • Their round heads have a small beak, and their necks are narrower than other whales. (
  • Samuel Ellis et al, Analyses of ovarian activity reveal repeated evolution of post-reproductive lifespans in toothed whales, Scientific Reports (2018). (
  • A biennial survey released Tuesday, using data collected in summer 2018, estimated there are 250 to 317 whales, with a median estimate of 279. (
  • A beluga whale found wearing a harness is raising red flags with Norwegian officials and prompting speculation it may have escaped from a Russian military facility. (
  • In the first few months of summer, the beluga whales can be found in large numbers in the mudflats of Alaska's Cook Island. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • They also found that PFC concentrations in belugas increased significantly over the seven-year study period and were mostly higher in males. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • They have also collected tissue samples, carried out necropsies on whales found dead and responded to beluga whale strandings. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • The animal was one of three unusual whales caught during a subsistence hunt in 1986 or 1987 in western Greenland's Disko Bay, and. (
  • 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. (
  • The beluga's body size is between that of a dolphin and a true whale, with males growing up to 5.5 m (18 ft) long and weighing up to 1,600 kg (3,530 lb). (
  • Of all seven extant Canadian beluga populations, those inhabiting eastern Hudson Bay, Ungava Bay, and the St. Lawrence River are listed as endangered. (
  • The World Wildlife Fund Canada explains that some beluga whales living near the mouth of the St. Lawrence river were so contaminated that their carcasses were categorized as hazardous toxic waste. (
  • A narwhal swims with a group of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River. (
  • 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. (
  • Most groups of belugas move seasonally from the open ocean to coastal areas in response to the seasonal freezing and thawing of sea ice. (
  • Although seeing some species of whale in the UK coastal regions is not as unusual as might be expected, it is very rare to see a beluga. (
  • Two environmental groups gave formal notice Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, that they will sue to protect endangered Alaska beluga whales from oil and gas operations. (
  • 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. (
  • These distinguishing features of the beluga whale make up just some of its unique characteristics. (
  • When ice covers their summer habitats, beluga whales migrate to the open sea for the winter. (
  • The data can be combined and applied to help conserve and protect wild belugas from threats in their natural habitats,' the website says. (
  • Quiet Oceans: Has the COVID-19 crisis reduced noise in whale habitats? (
  • Together they studied tooth samples taken from whales in the Chukchi Sea (north of the Bering Sea, between Russia and Alaska). (
  • The multi-year monitoring of population numbers and individual animals of the Solovetsky beluga whales through photo identification. (
  • In the meantime, WWF will continue to research and monitor this population in order to advocate for protection of regions that will help these whales adapt. (
  • This heavily industrialized waterway has taken a toll on belugas, resulting in the once robust population of nearly 10,000, dwindling to the current estimated number: less than 900. (
  • The announcement came three days after a federal agency said the population of white whales is declining faster than previously thought. (
  • However, the presence of three cases of "intersex" in the small population of St. Lawrence beluga is very unusual and suggests potential predisposing factors. (
  • Minke whales can grow to about 35 feet long and weigh up to 20,000 pounds, according to NOAA, are members of the baleen or 'great' whale family, and are considered a stable population. (
  • Beluga whales don't have the ability to dive deep enough for the best food anymore. (
  • We estimate that these differences equate to at least a three minute reduction in maximum dive time of the whales with the lowest body condition," says lead author Dr. Emily Choy (PhD/17), a University of Manitoba alumna, now a researcher at McGill University. (
  • Young belugas accompany the adults, and migration patterns are passed from one generation to the next. (
  • Decadal shifts in autumn migration timing by Pacific Arctic beluga whales are related to delayed annual sea ice formation. (
  • Beluga and sperm whales have particular cavities in their teeth that allow for continuous dentin deposits throughout their lifetimes. (
  • Belugas are small whales, measuring up to 15 feet long with a maximum weight of 3,000 pounds. (