Beluga whales live in cold temperate latitudes within the Northern Hemisphere; seasonally in shallow coastal waters… and also in deep offshore waters during winter months. Their diet consists of various species of fish (including salmon, herring, and arctic cod), mollusks (such as squid and octopus) and crustaceans (shrimps and crabs). They face threats from climate change, hunting, oil and gas development, and industrial and urban pollution. Polar bears and killer whales are known predators of belugas throughout their Arctic range. Beluga whales' dives may last up to 25 minutes and can reach depths of 800 m. Show More
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