beluga beluga  /bɪ ˈlu ɡə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas
  2. (n) small northern whale that is white when adult

Usage(s):

  • Brooklyn nurses a baby beluga At birth it weighed 140 lbs.

News

  • What I See: A trainer's day at the Shedd Aquarium

    Jessica Whiton is the Assistant Supervisor of Cetaceans & Marine Mammals at the John G. Shedd Aquarium . She documented a day in her life: from her morning commute to rubbing the tongues of baby Beluga whales.  More from the What I See project: Bike-a-Bee with Jana Kinsman Early Morning Edition with Lauren Chooljian Show us what your Chicago looks like! Email web producer Logan Jaffe ljaffe ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Quotes

  1. "Listing more than 3,000 square miles of Cook Inlet as critical habitat would do little to help grow the beluga population, but it would devastate economic opportunities in the region," Parnell, a Republican, said in a statement.
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Sean Parnell Source: Reuters

  2. "This ends the debate about whether the beluga should be protected ...... and starts the critically important process of actually working to recover the species and protect its habitat," said Brendan Cummings, of the Center for Biological Diversity.
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: St Brendan Source: Forbes

  3. "I don't think there's a shortage of beluga whales," Young said. "There's just a shortage of beluga whales coming into the Inlet."
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Don Young Source: Belleville News-Democrat

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