ALSO NAMED AS THE SEA
by Biby Abraham
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ALSO NAMED AS THE SEA
HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE
Pollution by chemicals and cancer causing
agents at the estuaries from the industries
has led to a decline in the Beluga whale
New oil and gas centres for resources has
also led to some contamination in the
waters thereby declining the population.
Loss of Habitat
Things Government Can Do
By passing a law not to let industrial waste
into rivers thereby avoiding waste water
Restrict Whaling of the Belugas
The government can make more marine
parks where the Beluga whales can be
protected and bred.
Organizations Can Do
Raising Public Awareness by personalized
interpretation and theatrical presentations
about the Beluga Whales
Watching the development of the size of its
population,its composition and use of
habitat and effects of human activities
Things I Can Do
I would dispose my garbage appropriately because too
often plastic bags, juice containers and other garbage
fly and end up in water where marine animals gets
Adopt daily habits that respect the environment like
saving water and using ecologically friendly products as
the use of water has an impact on the health of the
Check whether the municipality effectively treats
the sewer system before dumping the water in the
rivers.If not, to check the issue with elected
LINKS, VIDEOS AND
RESOURCES FOR MY BLOG
Links: Biome/ Habitat
Links: All about whales-
Links: American Cetacean Society-
Watch this Cool Video:
Belugas are white in colour
Belugas are marine warm blooded
mammals and breathe air through the blow
Life cycle is about 25- 30
Size of minimum 5 metres(16
feet) in length
Female Belugas give birth to
one calf in three years
When the calf is born, it is about 4-5 feet long and weighs about 45- 64 kg.
The calves are blue to brownish red for the first year of the life.
During the second year they turn grey to blue and by the end of six years they turn white.
The baby is nurtured with its mother's fat- laden milk which is about 28% fat.
It is weaned in about 12-24 months and they reach maturity by 7-9 years.
Gestation period is 14- 15
It is the coldest biome charcterized by very
low temperatures and are located in the far
north of Greenland, Alaska, Canada, Europe
Found in the Sub-Arctic seas
Lives in cold Frigid waters but some
population of the Belugas migrate to the
south to warmer waters in summer
Lives at temperatures below
Zero degree celcius.
Special concerns: some population
of the Belugas are critically
Beluga Whales are threatened by
pollution (DDT, PCB's etc) in estuary
waters that they frequently breed in.
Distribution of Beluga Whales