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The Beluga Whale also called The White Whale can mostly be found in Artic waters and become their brilliant white color around 5 yrs. of age. They are considered a smallish whale between 13-20' long and live 35-50 yrs. in the wild.
National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - Rare and endangered Australian Sea Lions (Neophoca cinerea) swim and play on the shallows of Hopkins Island, South Australia (Michael Patrick O'Neill)
HELP PROTECT BELUGA WHALES! Canada's beluga whales are in critical danger. More than 10,000 of these beautiful, playful mammals once roamed the shores of Canada's St. Lawrence River. Now, there are fewer than 1,000 left. TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, wants to build a terminal right in the whales' habitat to export their dangerous tar sands oil. Help get 50,000 letters of protest to Canada's Minister of the Environment this week by signing and sharing widely!