Delphinapterus leucas

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Related to Delphinapterus leucas: Eschrichtius robustus, Beluga Whale
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Noun1.Delphinapterus leucas - small northern whale that is white when adultDelphinapterus leucas - small northern whale that is white when adult
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
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Beluga, Delphinapterus leucas, ethogram: A tool for Cook Inlet beluga conservation?
Phylogeography, population structure & dispersal patterns of the beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas in the western Nearctic revealed by mitochondrial DNA.
Blanca como el paisaje polar, su nombre deriva precisamente de tal vocablo en ruso, belukha (por eso a la hueva de esturion blanco se le llama "caviar beluga"), con el cual los marineros del zar la bautizaron a mediados del siglo pasado; y su denominacion cientifica tiene un significado parecido en latin: Delphinapterus leucas o "delfin blanco sin espina dorsal".
COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas in Canada.
In "The Status of Beluga Whales, Delphinapterus leucas, in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and Surrounding Waters: Part I (Shelden and Hobbs, 2015), seven papers were published in the first of two volumes dedicated to beluga whale research in Alaska, with a focus on the endangered Cook Inlet population.
Abstract--Aerial surveys to estimate the numbers of beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, were flown in James Bay, eastern Hudson Bay, and Ungava Bay in Canada in the summer of 1993 on transects systematically spaced 5 or 10 nmi apart.
Several populations of the three cetacean species that are year-round residents in the Arctic--narwhal Monodon monoceros, beluga Delphinapterus leucas, and bowhead Balaena mysticetus--are designated as endangered, threatened, or of special concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), which highlights the need for increased understanding of these and other marine mammal species in the Arctic in order to formulate management plans and address conservation concerns (COSEWIC, 2011).
Socio-sexual behavioral interactions among free-ranging beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, have not been previously documented, to our knowledge, and are thus poorly understood.