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Beluga Whales

The U.S. Is Taking A Major Step Toward Ending Beluga Whale Captivity

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green

The U.S. may outlaw the import of some threatened beluga whales residing in Russian waters, NOAA announced Tuesday. Under the proposal from NOAA Fishe...

U.S. To Ban Captivity Of Some Beluga Whales

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

The United States is about to get involved in the fate of beluga whales in eastern Russia, including dozens of captured animals being held in tanks in...

Beluga Whales Communicate With Bubbles, And It's Adorable

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.10.2015 | Science

If you're happy and you know it and you're a beluga whale, blow some underwater bubbles -- specifically, blowhole drips and mouth rings. It turns out ...

A Legal Victory and a Strong Message

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

Beluga whales are the large, white, rubbery-looking dolphins found in Arctic seas in the Northern Hemisphere. Their whimsical faces and white, supple...

Caviar and Pastry Cream

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

'Let's walk down the rue de Seine and look in all the galleries and in the windows of the shops.' 'Sure. We can walk anywhere and we can stop at som...

Celebrated Baby Beluga Dies Less Than A Month After Birth

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green

Some sad news from the Georgia Aquarium, which announced that its newborn beluga calf died on Friday, less than a month after it was born on Mother's ...

WATCH: Mama Whale Gives Birth, Immediately Smothers Baby Beluga With Cuddles

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green

Anyone having a rough day needs to take a long, hard look at this precious, smiling beluga whale newborn: Story continues below… In the vide...

Cruelty-Free Tourism

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Cathy Kangas

I believe that one of the best ways to help the plight of animals around the world is for a tourism boycott to cities, states and countries where anim...

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-...

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?

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.