Q: Where are belugas found?
SW: They make their homes in Arctic ocean and its adjoining seas, including the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska and the Hudson Bay, among others.
Q: Are they endangered?
SW: In Alaska, about 375 beluga whales live in the northern part of Cook Inlet. Unfortunately, this population is listed as “endangered” due to its small size and lack of recovery.
Q: What do they eat?
SW: Belugas like octopus, squid, crabs, snails, sandworms, and a variety of fishes.
Q: How big do they get?
SW: Males average around 11-15 feet long, females are only slightly smaller, averaging around 9.5-13 feet.