The White Whale

Oct 03, 2020
The White Whale

October 4th is World Animal Day and this year we are shining a spotlight on Beluga Whales!

10 Facts About Beluga Whales

Beluga whales are beautiful creatures that we don't feel get enough press! There was Hvaldimir the beluga who was spotted by fishermen in Norway wearing a camera harness and who was comfortable around human. This shined a light on these fascinating creatures for a short time and captivated the world, but we want to take it even further with these 10 facts about Beluga Whales!

  • Beluga whales live for about 35 to 50 years, they grow between 13 and 20 feet and weigh roughly 1 to 1.5 tons.

  • Typically you will find belugas in Arctic waters and they migrate a little to the south when the Arctic ocean starts to freeze.

  • Every summer beluga whales can be seen rubbing against coarse gravel to help shed their skin.

  • Baby beluga whales are born a light grey or brown colour. This fades to white as they grow into sexual maturity at about the age of 5 years old. 

  • Belugas are very adept at swimming backwards because they don't have a dorsal fin to slow them down.

Beluga Whales Fact Card

  • These whales are social and spend their time in small pods where they communicate very vocally with each other. Researchers have recorded at least 11 different sounds made by belugas including clicks, high-pitched whistles, chirps, mews, bleats, and bell-like tones. One captive beluga whale, Noc, was reported to have been mimicking human voices! They are sometime referred to as "sea canaries" because of their beautiful range of vocals.

  • The beluga whale is an important part of the culture of Inuit & Inuvialuit communities, they hunt them for their skin and the outer blubber layer which is an important food source for the groups.

  • Beluga whales are not like other whales in the sense that their neck is not fused together which means that they can turn their heads up, down and side to side. They are the only species of whales capable of this.

  • A feast for beluga whales would include fish, such as sole, salmon and  cod as well as crustaceans, octopi, and sandworms.  

  • They are easy to recognise, not just from their bright white skin, but also their melon like head which is thought to aid in echolocation. This is why they are sometimes referred to as "Melonhead Whales".

Adorable Adjustable Beluga Ring

The Beluga rings are possibly the cutest rings that we sell, they are adjustable to fit most fingers, though they are designed primarily for female fingers. The kind hearted beluga wears its heart on its sleeve and you can wear a beluga on your finger, these beautiful creatures will wrap perfectly around your finger and are accented with a stunning blue gemstone for their eye. 

10% of gross profits go to amazing marine conservation charities, so your purchase helps protect marine wildlife and fights for cleaner & healthier oceans.

Beluga Whale Ring

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