Beluga/White whale, aka canaries of the sea for their wide range of vocalizations. All vocalizations are made through there blowhole. Inside their blowhole they have multiple air filled sacks which they can manipulate, tightening or relaxing to make a variety of sounds. These animals can be found in arctic and sub-arctic regions. Males can grow to be 15 ft in length and weigh up to 3,300 pounds. Females are generally around 13 ft and 3,000 pounds. The gestation for a beluga is 14-15 months. When beluga calves are born they’re around 5 ft in length and 120 pounds. They are born with a dark grey coloration. This is used as camouflage to blend in with the mother’s shadow. They slowly develop a lighter coloration as they grow older. These calves can nurse for up to 24 months. Belugas are benthic feeders, eating things such as fish, crustaceans, and squid. They have a special adaption to spit water to move around sand/mud to uncover their prey from the ocean floor. They generally swim at speeds from2-5 miles per hour but can swim at max speeds of 13. They lack a dorsal fin, instead they have a dorsal ridge. They have been observed cracking open ice with their dorsal ridge to make a breathing hole. Belugas are mammals, and have the 5 characteristics that make them mammals. They are warm blooded, breathe air, have hair at some point in their lifetime, give birth to live young, and have mammary glands/produce milk.