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Beluga Whale Delphinapterus leucas

Beluga Whale Delphinapterus leucas

Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Cetacea > Monodontidae

A small, toothed whale, completely white and without dorsal fin. Used to arctic and sub-arctic conditions. They are slow swimmers and prefer to form groups of up to 10 individuals.

The only completely white whale. Size, color, melon-shaped head and lack of dorsal fin are distinctive characteristics of these species.

A permanent resident of the Saint Lawrence Stream. Individuals of these group can be seen in the estuary of Saguenay River or along the North coast of the river. Whenever we visited the marine park, we always spotted Belugas.

Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park2021-08-25
Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park2021-08-18