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  1. Belugas can mimic the human voice so well a diver believed his colleagues were trying to talk to him when in fact it was the whale

  2. While repairing a whale enclosure divers during the cold war heard a human-like voice saying "out, out, out," and got out of the water to see nobody. A beluga whale named Noc began to mimic human speech and attempted to communicate with them.

  3. During the cold war, when navy divers repairing a whale enclosure heard a human-like voice saying "out, out, out," and got out of the water to see nobody, they found out that a beluga whale named "Noc" had learned to mimic human speech and was trying to communicate with them.

  4. A captive beluga whale learned how to speak rudimentary English after 7 years in captivity; it was only known after a diver visiting his tank at night heard voices telling him to "get out" when no one else was in sight, it was actually the beluga whale.

  5. Beluga Whales have been known to mimic human speech, even tricking a group of divers by issuing an "out of the water" order.

  6. In 1984 a Beluga whale named Noc learned to warble in a human voice that was so convincing it fooled a diver into thinking someone was shouting at him to get out of the water!

  7. During the cold war, when navy divers repairing a whale enclosure heard a human-like voice saying "out, out, out," and got out of the water to see nobody, they found out that a beluga whale named "Noc" had learned to mimic human speech and was trying to communicate with them.

  8. The whale who inspired the song "Baby Beluga, the little white whale on the go" died of cancer at 46 years old after having been in captivity her entire life.

  9. In 1985 a Soviet icebreaker rescued a large pod of beluga whales trapped by pack ice, leading them to safety by playing music to lure them out through the cleared channels.

  10. About Hvaldimir, a beluga whale who was dubbed a “Russian spy” after being found in Norway with a Russian camera harnessed to his head. Incredibly social and playful, he is adored by locals and fishermen.

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Marine mammals that can be found in the boreal region waters include northern fur seals, walruses, harbour seals, harp seals, humpback whales, beluga whales, narwhals, killer whales, and dolphins.

There are 4 whale species in the Arctic Ocean including the bowhead whale, grey whale, narwhal, and beluga whale.

Like in other mammals, surface of the beluga's skin is covered with hairs.

Belugas are born in estuaries (places where river meets the ocean) which are muddy. Dark color of the baby beluga helps it hide from the predators and survive the early years of its life. Young beluga is closely associated with its mother and it rides on her back while moving through the water.

Beluga's heart weighs 12 pounds. Few years ago, one beluga saved distressed participant in the free-diving competition by pushing it back to the surface of the water to grab much needed air. This humane act showed that belugas are truly big-hearted animals.

Belugas are the smallest of all whales. They look like large dolphins, reaching 13 to 20 feet in length and 2000 to 3000 pounds of weight.

There is a 50 mile corridor in the Chukchi Sea Shelf that provides passage for one of the world's largest marine mammal migrations. Beluga whales, bowhead whales, bearded seals, and Pacific walrus have been documented using this corridor.

The White Sea is home to five mammal species including the white whale, and the beluga whale.

Beluga Whales blow bubbles for a few reasons, when they are startled, when they swim side by side - apparently in a spirit of companionship, and they blow rings swatting at them to change their shape and swimming through them like hoops just for fun. creating their own toys.

When water freeze suddenly, animals end-up trapped in the ice and die. Besides that, belugas are often preyed by polar bears and killer whales.

Commercial fishing in the region is controlled by the United States and Canadian governments, which helps protect the large colony of beluga whales in the Beaufort Sea.

Belugas are carnivores (meat eaters) which like to eat shrimps, fish and sea worms.

During the summer Hudson Bay becomes homes to approximately 50,000 beluga whales.

Belugas are social animals. They live in groups called "pods".

Vertebrae in the beluga's neck are not fused, which allow animal to rotate its head freely and move it in all directions.

Belugas are easily recognized by the white color of their skin and bulbous forehead (called "melon"). They can change the shape of the forehead by blowing the air through the sinuses in the head.

It is estimated that approximately 20,000 beluga whales live in Baffin Bay, three-quarters of which live in the North Water.

Belugas do not have dorsal fin as an adaptation to the life in very cold waters. Since every part of the beluga's body radiates heat to the environment, elimination of the fin helps in preservation of at least part of the heat. Instead of dorsal fin, belugas has dorsal ridge.

Airbus uses a super-sized version of one of it's planes to carry parts of aircrafts, looks like a Beluga whale and is nicknamed as such

Beluga whales are capable of vocalisations remarkably close to human speech

Beluga can stay 25 minutes under the water (without reaching the surface for air), and dive to the depth of 0.5 miles.

Beluga Whales can mimic the rhythm and tone of human speech. NOC was the first Beluga Whale to be recorded making human-like vocalizations

In addition to parrots many other animals are capable of mimicking human speech, including cats, dogs, beluga whales, harbor seals and Asian elephants

Wildlife that can be found at Katmai Provincial Park includes grizzly bears, moose, wolves, Dall sheep, coyotes, wolverines, lynx, arctic ground squirrels, voles, red foxes, weasels, caribous, beavers, river otters, martens, porcupines, snowshoe hares, sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, and gray whales, orcas, and beluga whales can be seen in the ocean.

Beluga whales are often called "sea canaries" because of their ability to mimic human voices