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Transcript of beluga whales
By: Ashley West & Katrina Hitaffer
The normal life span of a Beluga whale is generally about 50 years or more. If they are not hunted by humans or killed by polar bears they can live till 50 or more but if they are hunted then they usually live up to 23 to 30 years old. Beluga whales have 1 live young per year. Some do not survive some die of polar bears or get hunted or die while given birth to. The breeding season are March through May belugas breeding in small bays and estuaries. A single dominant male can breed with several females.
Life Span & birth
The main predator of the beluga whales are humans. Other predator of the beluga whales are Orca whales, polar bears and sometimes even walruses
Predator Of The Beluga Whale
The belugas generally stay in pods (groups)all the time females generally stay in pods with females and calves during the caving season. Usually a pod can hold up to 10 to 25 members these pods are usually lead by one male and rest females. Belugas are extremely social so other pods are generally welcome to join migrating.
Beluga whales stay in the subarctic, and
arctic. The inhabit the Arctic Ocean and the adjoining Seas such as, the Sea Of Okhotsk, Bering Sea, Gulf Of Alaska, Beaufort Sea, Baffin Bay, Hudson Bay, and Gulf Of St. Lawrence. During certain times in the year belugas can be found in large rivers such as the Amur River Of Russia, Yukon, and St Lawrence. Beluga whales can survive in water temperatures as low as o degrees and 32 degrees. They can be found in shallow coastal water often in water that barely covers there bodies.
hope you learned a lot about beluga whales during the journey about them!!!!!
Gulf Of Alaska
a male beluga can grow to be 18ft long and weigh up to 3500 lbs
a female beluga whale can grow up to be 16 ft long and weigh up to
More Fun Facts
Did you know that belugas don't usually "blow" at the surface. The name beluga comes from the Russian word "bielo" for white. They also lack a dorsal fin, also they are called the "canaries of the sea." Belugas have flexible necks, allowing them to move their heads separate from their bodies.
Plankton gets eaten by Cod Fish
Beluga gets eaten by Polar Bear
weight and length of female and male beluga whale