The name Beluga comes from the Russian word "Bielo" meaning white. A Beluga whale is born dark gray and it could take a couple years to turn white. They live for between 35 to 50 years of age.
Belugas have a flexible neck that allows them to move their head up, down, and to the side, Their bulbous forehead, called a "melon", is also flexible and capable of changing shape.
An adult beluga whale can grow to nearly 5m; Female belugas are usually smaller than males. They live in Arctic and sub-arctic regions of Russia, Svalbard, Greenland, and North America. they can dive down to depths of 800 m (2,625 ft) and stay underwater for as long as 25 minutes. — This unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • changes).