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Beluga Whales

Beluga Whales Smile For the Camera In Northern Canada

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Planning your vacation for Labor Day weekend? These guys are way ahead of you. In Canada, beluga whales are already frolicking in the sun in their fav...

The Unlikely Hero: Could Belugas Save the Great Lakes?

Roger Germann | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

Believe it or not, belugas are not only part of our Great Lakes system, but they might just help save our Great Lakes.

WATCH: Beluga Whales Can't Get Enough Bagpipe Music

Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

If you're the type of person that cringes and runs for the hills at the sound of bagpipes, you're not alone. But this video is bound to sway your ...

Why Can't The Georgia Aquarium Import Belugas?

Posted 08.11.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: The Obama administration threw cold water on the world's largest aquarium this week, rejecting its p...

5 Incredible Wildlife Migrations: By Hoof, Paw, Fluke & Flipper

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 05.19.2013 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

Watching the planet's animals in motion offers a front-row view on an age-old drama where the marvels of adaptation are on stage.

The View from the Animal Side: Speaking Up for a Whale Safe World

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Terrie M. Williams

In a world in desperate need of people banding together to preserve nature, why has the issue of conserving the animals of the oceans become so contentious?

Beluga Whale Mimics Human Voice

Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

From Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor: Move over, Moby Dick. Scientists have found a white whale capable of imitating human speech. These f...

In the Icy North, Risk of an Arctic Oil Disaster Looms

Rocky Kistner | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Across the nation's breadbasket, many farmers are out of time waiting for cooling rains to salvage crops blistered by one of the hottest and driest summers on record. But up in the frigid arctic, another battle with nature is playing out; the race against ice.

Beluga Whale That Inspired 'Baby Beluga' Song Dies

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 08.09.2012 | Green

Kavna, the beluga whale that inspired the beloved children's song "Baby Beluga" by Raffi, died from a possible cancer-related illness on Monday aftern...

Experts Work Around The Clock To Save Rescued Baby Beluga Whale

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green

Last week, the Alaska Dispatch reported a baby beluga whale was rescued from Alaska's Bristol Bay region. Now marine mammal experts are working round-...

Beluga Calf Dies At The GA Aquarium

AP | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

ATLANTA (AP) — The first beluga whale born at the Georgia Aquarium has died. Aquarium officials say the calf died Wednesday morning. ...

On Mother's Day: Caring for All Creatures

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green
Brenda Peterson

When humans offer allomothering to other species, it often requires remarkable adaptability and advocacy. It's natural to love one's birth child. But what if the creature you are trying to mother is covered with hair, or bites you, or claws you, or has a grasping tail?

100 Endangered Whales Trapped Among Ice Chunks In Sea

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Green

MOSCOW -- Russian agencies are scrambling to some 100 beluga whales – an endangered species – that are trapped among large chunks of polar...

Party Out of Bounds

Dan Mathews | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green
Dan Mathews

"I've never seen so many excited gays before," observed a sweaty reveler on the pulsing dance floor at the Atlanta Pride party at the Georgia Aquarium. His tattooed friend looked around and deadpanned, "Or so many terrified fish."

PHOTOS: 'Nothing Had Prepared Me' For First Encounter With Beluga Whales

Posted 12.08.2011 | Green

From Uri Golman: Since I was a child I have always been preoccupied with everything wild. I used to sit in school and daydream for hours about futu...

The Eye of the Beluga

Judie Fein | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

Three words made me want to go to Churchill in the summer: snorkeling with belugas. Three words made me terrified of going to Churchill in the summer: frigid Arctic waters.

WATCH: Beluga Whale Loves Mariachi

Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy

Connecticut-area mariachi band "Mariachi Connecticut" were recently playing a wedding at the Mystic Aquarium when they walked by the facility's Beluga...

Nude Swimmer Is The Whale Whisperer

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Call her Natalia. Her story is like Ishmael's in "Moby Dick," but with more nudity and fewer harpoons and peg legs. Natalia Avseenko, a Russian sc...

Humans' Love Affair With Beluga Whales- Are We Smothering Them?

Cynthia Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cynthia Powell

Isolating belugas from humans isn't the answer. Redirecting boat traffic, reducing ocean pollutants and keeping spare change in your pocket - simple stuff like that can save beluga lives.

Palin: Illusion and Reality

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Will hypocrisy then be rampant in Sarah Palin's TV series for the Discovery Channel? Or will she have experienced an epiphany regarding the preservation of Alaska's pristine natural resources?

Beluga Whales Pregnant At Shedd Aquarium

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two beluga whales at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium are pregnant. Shedd senior vice president Ken Ramirez said Tuesday that both female wha...

This Week in Animals: Runaway Turtles, Baby Asian Bearcats, Criminal Monkeys And More! (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost Green thought this was a great week in animals, and we hope you'll agree. Don't forget to vote on your favorite! Get HuffPost Gre...

How Much More Damage Can They Do? (And Can We Undo It?)

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Last week's EPA decision to set science-based air quality standards for lead was clearly a fluke -- not a declaration of independence by environmental agency leaders against Cheney and the White House.

Palin Loses Attempt to Block Protection of Alaska's Whales

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Palin had opposed the endangered listing for beluga whales in part by questioning the science and saying the listings would hinder oil and natural gas drilling.

Shedd Moves Whales To Connecticut

Chicago Sun-Times | Andrew Herrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seven whales and four dolphins from the Shedd Aquarium were successfully moved from Chicago to Connecticut in recent weeks, officials announced today....