Saturday, October 20, 2012

Beluga Whale

He's been gone a long time, but we've got him back!!!

Our Plastic Beluga Whale

This large flexible, realistic-looking beluga whale replica is made of hollow plastic.The Beluga whale is white in color and measures 7.5 inches long from the lower jaw to tail. His mouth is open and he can float, which will make him a bath time favorite. He also comes equipped with a realistic squeaker, which will provide hours of entertainment! This beluga whale can be used as a gift, for a science project, for decorations, as a gag, party favor or as a collectible. Check out our other whale toys and gifts.

About Beluga Whales

The Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is an Arctic or sub-Arctic species of cetacean related to narwhals. It measures up to 16 ft in length and all-white in color with a distinctive protuberance on the head. From a conservation perspective, the beluga is considered "near threatened or critically endangered." The adult beluga is rarely mistaken for another species, because it is completely white or whitish-gray in color. Calves, however, are usually gray. Its head is unlike that of any other cetacean. Like most toothed whales it has a melon—an oily, fatty tissue lump found at the center of the forehead. The beluga's melon is extremely bulbous and even malleable. The beluga is able to change the shape of its head by blowing air around its sinuses. Unlike many dolphins and whales, the vertebrae in the neck are not fused together, allowing the beluga to turn its head laterally.

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