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  Facts about Beluga Whales
Beluga whales are, in fact, the smartest animals on earth with an average I.Q. (intelligence quotient) of 155, a level that would be considered near genius in humans.
Belugas are especially adept at grabbing their victims from shorelines and the edges of large ditches and canals.
Male Belugas tend to be solitary, while females raise their young and socialize in large groups called "fronds." Each frond has a leader, or "mermistress," and she is the only female who nurses all of the young in each frond.
www.idiotica.com /encyclopedia/content/Beluga.htm   (341 words)

Beluga whales are very social animals and congregate in pods (social groups) of 2-25 whales, with an average pod size of 10 whales (consisting of both males and females or mothers and calves).
Belugas use echolocation to locate their bottom-dwelling prey, to find breathing holes in the Arctic ice sheet, and to navigate in deep, dark waters.
Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are toothed whales (Suborder Odontoceti).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/whales/species/Beluga.shtml   (907 words)

 Beluga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The earliest known genetic ancestor of the Beluga is the now-extinct Denebola brachycephala from the late Miocene period.
On June 9, 2006, the carcass of a young beluga whale was found in the Tanana River near Fairbanks in central Alaska, nearly 1,000 miles from its nearest natural ocean habitat.
Beluga pods tend to be unstable, meaning that belugas tend to move from pod to pod.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beluga   (1676 words)

 Underwater World - Beluga
The various populations of belugas are distinguished on the basis of their summer distribution and, for some populations, by measurable differences in genetic and chemical analyses.
Belugas show fidelity to their summering area, with some identified individuals returning to the same areas year after year, even when they are frequently exposed to disturbances, such as hunting.
Belugas have a very thick skin that is at least 10 times thicker than that of dolphins and 100 times thicker than that of terrestrial mammals.
www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca /zone/underwater_sous-marin/beluga/beluga_e.htm   (4046 words)

 Beluga Whale: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Belugas are somewhat more robust-bodied than other porpoises and dolphins due to the presence of a blubber layer, which can be as much as 5 inches (12 cm) thick.
Belugas are principally used for human consumption, either as meat or “muktuk,” which consists of skin and the outer layer of blubber.
Belugas are an important component of the nearshore marine mammal fauna of Alaska waters.
www.adfg.state.ak.us /pubs/notebook/marine/beluga.php   (1325 words)

 Discovering Whales - The Beluga
Teeth are arranged in both the upper and lower jaws, 8-11 pairs of irregular often curved teeth in the upper jaw and 8-9 pairs in the lower jaw.
The Beluga is well adapted to living close to shore, it can swim in very shallow water and manoeuvre in depths barely covering its body.
Belugas are circumpolar, mainly Arctic but extending to subarctic, occupying coastal and estuarine areas.
www.omplace.com /omsites/discover/BELUGA/belugag.html   (645 words)

 Beluga Whales
Beluga whales use their pectoral flippers mainly to steer and, with the help of the flukes, to stop.
Belugas have an average of 34 teeth (Nowak, 1991).
On beluga whales it is prominent and overhangs the rostrum.
www.seaworld.org /infobooks/Beluga/bephysical.html   (717 words)

 Aerospace Technology - Airbus A300-600 ST Beluga
By 1998 when the fourth Beluga entered service, ATI had gained the experience and expertise in daily operation of outsize cargo transportation in an international environment for outsize load transport services to be offered to outside companies.
The cargo hold dimensions and the weight allowance means that the Beluga is capable of carrying two Chinook transport helicopters with blades folded and without having to disassemble and reassemble the helicopters.
In June 1997, Beluga was used to transport a chemical tank of 36t, 17.6m in length and 6.5m in diameter.
www.aerospace-technology.com /projects/stbeluga   (1049 words)

 Detailed Information about Beluga Whales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Beluga whales inhabit the Arctic and subarctic regions of Russia, Greenland, and North America.
Belugas may have some sense of taste, but they do not have the brain receptors or olfactory structures for the sense of smell.
Beluga whales' affinity for shallow coastal waters puts them at risk as humans alter coastlines and estuaries with pollution, dams, and off-shore petroleum exploration and extraction.
nmml.afsc.noaa.gov /education/cetaceans/beluga2.htm   (655 words)

 Beluga Whale by Scott
The narwhal is a relative of the beluga.
Beluga dive around the bottom of the ocean floor for food and they hunt schools of fish.
Beluga hear through their lower jaw by picking up sound waves through the jaw and into their inner ear bone.
www.crockerfarm.org /ac/rm02/writing97/scottbeluga.htm   (340 words)

 Mathématique Informatique et Génome : People
Beluga is a tool to make inductive assumptions about technical discourse of a community of researchers working on a crisis topic (i.e.
Beluga is a tool developped in a collaboration framework joining two departments of I.N.R.A. (applied mathematics and computer science) and S.A.D. (science for action and development).
Beluga has been sponsored by the French group of interest GIS 'infections à prion' (proposal "L'expertise du Comité Interministériel sur les ESST à la frontière entre recherche et décision publique" ; M.Barbier scientific advisor).
genome.jouy.inra.fr /~turenne/beluga.html   (814 words)

 Arctic Studies Center
Beluga or "white whales" are not born white.
Belugas are one of the three whales that spend all their lives in arctic waters.
Beluga are special among all whales because they can turn their heads.
www.mnh.si.edu /arctic/html/beluga_whale.html   (527 words)

 Cook Inlet Alaska Beluga Whales and Beluga Whales in Western Alaska
At birth, beluga whales are dark blue-gray in color, measure 3-5 feet long, and weigh 90-130 lbs.
Belugas are robust-bodied and have a blubber layer which can be as much as 5 inches thick.
The belugas have a narrow ridge that runs down the rear of their backs, which allows them to swim freely under floating ice.
www.fakr.noaa.gov /protectedresources/whales/beluga.htm   (231 words)

 Decision Not to List Cook Inlet Beluga Whales as Endangered Upheld
ACE filed suit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief claiming the commissioner erred in determining that the belugas are not threatened and not a “species or subspecies.” The Alaska Superior Court affirmed the commissioner’s decision.
The court must “accept the commissioner’s decision unless it lacks any rational basis.”7 ACE argued that the commissioner’s failure to list the Cook Inlet belugas as endangered was arbitrary and without rational basis because the commissioner failed to consider the small size of the beluga population and the current threats to the population.
The commissioner ruled that the whales are not a subspecies because the scientific literature does not recognize the Cook Inlet beluga whales as a distinct subspecies of the general beluga species.
www.olemiss.edu /orgs/SGLC/SandBar/3.3beluga.htm   (983 words)

 Beluga restaurant | Restaurants Greenpoint, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town Region, Western Cape, South Africa.
Beluga is a stylish eatery located in the Foundry, a wonderful 100 year old red-brick building that once housed one of the city's oldest metal works.
Every day they roll up their sleeves to source the finest and freshest ingredients to create a menu that reflects a dedication to dishes that are prepared with care and great attention to detail.
Beluga was once voted as one of the WORLDS top 60 restaurants by Conde’Nast Traveller and has had its tables grazed by the likes of Pres Bill Clinton and actor Samuel L Jackson.
www.dining-out.co.za /member_details.asp?MemberID=26   (427 words)

 The Beluga Sturgeon - TED Case Studies
The issue at stake in this case study is the rapid depletion of the beluga sturgeon from the Caspian Sea.
Beluga, which is the largest of the sturgeon family, produces large, loose, glistening fl to steel grey berries.
Culture plays a significant role in the beluga problem; caviar is both a symbol of wealth and cultural refinement in the west.
www.american.edu /TED/STURGEON.HTM   (4289 words)

 CiN Weekly - Beluga
The contemporary atmosphere of Beluga is perfect for a nice date, drinks with business acquaintances or an evening out with friends.
Beluga recently re-opened after a 10-day renewal project in which Hama, a native of Taiwan, updated the restaurant, VIP room, upstairs bathrooms and the menu.
With all the renovations, he's held on to two of the cornerstones of Beluga's atmosphere: Fashion Television on the flat-panel TVs and house music.
archive.cinweekly.com /content/2004/04/28/0428outtoeat_beluga.asp   (628 words)

 Airbus Beluga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga is a version of the standard Airbus A300 wide-body airliner, modified to carry aircraft parts and over-sized or awkward cargo.
Four more Belugas were constructed, at a rate of roughly one a year, and all five remain in regular service.
Their primary task is to carry Airbus components across Europe ready for final assembly in Toulouse or Hamburg, but they are available for charter work as well, and have been used to carry a variety of special loads, including space station components, large, very delicate artworks, industrial machinery, and entire helicopters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Airbus_Beluga   (701 words)

 Beluga of Constantia
Beluga of Constantia guest house offers you the highest levels of hospitality in a warm and discrete style.
Constantia is the birthplace of the South African wine industry and its ancient vineyards, leafy forests and luxurious homes provides the ideal place for a memorable holiday.
Because everything is in such close proximity, vineyards, white sandy beaches, botanical gardens, walks, golf courses, excellent restaurants etc. Beluga is the perfect base to explore the Cape and whether on business or vacation, our aim is to make your stay comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable.
www.belugaguesthouse.com   (132 words)

 USATODAY.com - Government lets trade continue in beluga sturgeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has temporarily decided against reducing or banning imports of prized beluga caviar, despite having agreed to list the beluga sturgeon six months ago as a species whose survival is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Legal exports of beluga caviar are overseen by the Switzerland-based Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES.
After pressure from CITES in 2001, exports of Beluga caviar and other sturgeon products were suspended for nine months from most of the Caspian region, only to resume in March 2002, despite strong protests from environmentalists.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2004-10-21-beluga-trade_x.htm?csp=36   (484 words)

 Discovering Whales - The Beluga Whale
Most forms of this family have functional teeth in both jaws, a melon with a distinct beak, smooth sloping foreheads, a single notch in the middle of their flukes and a dorsal fin.
This is a small family consisting of 2 medium-sized gregarious whales the Narwhal and the Beluga.
Many taxonomists include the Irrawaddy Dolphin in this family and in some ways it is the tropical equal to the Beluga.
www.omplace.com /omsites/discover/BELUGA/index.html   (114 words)

 Suit Seeks Protection for Beluga Sturgeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
If beluga sturgeon is listed as endangered, all imports of beluga caviar into the U.S. would be prohibited.
"Beluga sturgeon are on the brink of extinction, largely due to the demand for beluga caviar," said Lisa Speer, senior policy analyst for the NRDC.
The NRDC, Wildlife Conservation Society and SeaWeb have called for a halt in trade of beluga caviar, large reductions in trade of other Caspian Sea caviars, and more international funding to help Caspian states improve sturgeon fisheries management, enforcement and habitat protection.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/InNews/belugas.htm   (427 words)

 Help Save Beluga Sturgeon
Beluga sturgeon are on the brink of extinction, largely due to demand for beluga caviar.
By listing beluga sturgeon as endangered, all importation of beluga caviar will be halted.
You can help save the beluga sturgeon by registering your support for placing it on the Endangered Species List.
www.wcs.org /getinvolved_copy/takeaction/59009   (121 words)

 Beluga Whale Management and Recovery
Section 101(b) and section 103(d) of the MMPA require that regulations prescribed to limit the harvest of Alaska Natives be made only when the stock in question is designated as depleted pursuant to the MMPA, and following an agency administrative hearing on the record.
Following the depleted determination on May 31, 2000 (FR 65 34590), NMFS proposed regulations limiting the harvest of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska, on October 4, 2000 (65 FR 59164).
The proposed rule’s objective is to recover the depleted stock of CI beluga whales to its optimum sustainable population level while allowing the traditional use of CI beluga whales by Alaska Natives to support their cultural, spiritual, social, economic, and nutritional needs.
www.fakr.noaa.gov /protectedresources/whales/beluga/management.htm   (724 words)

 Airbus Aircraft Families - Introduction to the Beluga
The Beluga (also known as the A300-600ST Super Transporter) was developed to carry complete sections of Airbus aircraft from different production sites around Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse or Hamburg.
The five-aircraft fleet of Belugas is operated by Airbus Transport International (ATI).
More information on the Beluga's capabilities in charter operations is available in the Airbus Transport International section of Airbus services.
www.airbus.com /en/aircraftfamilies/beluga/index.html   (276 words)

 Beluga bends the sushi trend
Sushi is the edible motif, served at the compact yet bustling bar at the front of the restaurant, where chefs send it out by the artfully loaded raftful.
Beneath the trendiness of Beluga's scene, there is an honest and well-done dining experience.
A seared tuna filet is sliced and fanned across a plate, echoed by a fan of avocado and a sushi roll of avocado, asparagus and cucumber.
www.cincinnati.com /freetime/dining/reviews/043004_beluga.html   (558 words)

 Customer Services - Airbus Transport International
Space hardware manufacturers use the Beluga for reliable charter flights with payloads that have included space station modules, launch vehicle hardware and the most delicate satellite payloads.
In addition, the Beluga offers unique transport capabilities for the military airlift market, providing the largest main deck cargo compartment of any aircraft available today.
The Beluga is a highly modified version of the A300-600 and features the widest fuselage cross-section of any aircraft, civil or military.
www.airbustransport.com   (311 words)

 CiN Weekly - Beluga
Since its arrival on the Hyde Park scene almost five years ago, Beluga's bar and restaurant has been a popular hang-out for the hip 20- and 30-something crowds.
Many patrons stick to Beluga's extensive sushi menu, but Yantarasri encourages people to be a little more adventurous.
Beluga in Hyde Park is a place for sushi, socializing and stiff drinks.
www.cinweekly.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050504/ENT06/505040323   (227 words)

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