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Beluga Whales

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Cetartiodactyla

Family: Monodontidae

Beluga Whales, also knick-named “sea canaries” by early arctic sailors, are members of the cetacean family (dolphins, whales and porpoises). 280 more words

Marine Mammals

Study shows beluga whales dive to great depth to catch cod

From Fairbanks Daily News-Miner


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Beluga whales off Alaska’s northern coast target Arctic cod and will dive to great depths to reach them, according to data collected over 15 years that provides insight into their foraging patterns in the remote region undergoing profound changes from climate warming and a loss of sea ice. 621 more words



MANY full moons ago I flew to Duluth, Minnesota, via Chicago on a business trip.

A few minutes into the return ascent out of Duluth, I looked out the window. 435 more words

Short Stories

Living the Dream and Sharing the Joy!!

Wow, has it been a long time since I posted, I know I keep promising to get better and hopefully this year I will!  Haven’t been doing a ton of diving so not much to report on up until November of 2015. 475 more words

Andrew TM Harris

Mystic's Animal Behavior

Three nights ago, I attended the holiday season’s Festival of Lights at the Mystic Aquarium and its neighbor Olde Mistick Village in southeastern Connecticut. The Aquarium waived the admission fee for all entrants who donated food for charitable distribution, and the touristy shopping village lit up its buildings and walkways with a festive flair. 192 more words

Arts And Culture

Just Chillin' with the Ladies!

So this past weekend was my first opportunity to become Scuba Claus and what an experience it was!

Friday I was a nervous mess, arrived nice and early and of course the keys don’t work to get into the area I need to be in…cry!   935 more words

Andrew TM Harris

Georgia Aquarium won't appeal after losing battle to import beluga whales

ATLANTA — The Georgia Aquarium has decided not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that effectively prevents it from importing 18 beluga whales from Russia. 124 more words