|Binomial name||Delphinapterus leucas|
The beluga is easy to spot due to its almost pure white, yellowish or pale gray color. They have no mottling on either side. They grow from 9.8-18 ft (3-5.5m) with a weight of 1,100-3,500 lbs.
They have a gestation period of 12-14.5 months and give birth to one calf. They eat a wide variety of fish, squid, octopuses and molluscs.
Beluga whales change color as they get older, with a pale gray at birth, then dark-brown to brownish-gray, then completely white at the age of ten years old.
They can be seen close to shore, and when stranded can generally survive until the tide comes back in.