Saturday, April 9, 2011

beluga whale

Have you seen it before?
This is one of mammal that i love so much! Beluga is a white whale that lived in Arctic and Sub-Arctic area. It is up to 5 m (16 ft) in length and an unmistakable all-white color with a distinctive protuberance on the head. The other funny thing about Beluga is, it can flip its neck 180 degree. 
In the spring, the beluga moves to its summer grounds: bays, estuaries and other shallow inlets. These summer sites are discontinuous. A mother usually returns to the same site year after year. As its summer homes clog with ice during autumn, the beluga moves away for winter. Most travel in the direction of the advancing icepack and stay close its edge for the winter months. Others stay under the icepack.
Belugas can be playful, they may spit at humans or other whales. It is not unusual for an aquarium handler to be drenched by one of his charges. Funny huh? :D
Belugas eat some of marine animals such as crab, squid, and fish. The other reason that i love this mammal is they are highly sociable, and they are look like always smiling.
Have some interest? May be you can find more in Mr. Wiki ;)