Beluga Whale Delphinapterus leucas
Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Cetacea > Monodontidae
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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.
How to Identify
The only completely white whale. Size, color, melon-shaped head and lack of dorsal fin are distinctive characteristics of these species.
Where When to Spot
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.
|2021-08-25||Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park|
|2021-08-18||Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park|