FAUNA & FLORA PHOTOGRAPHY

Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

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 up to 10 animals.

How to Identify

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

Where and When to Spot

I saw this whale species on both trips to Tadoussac.

Common Names

Beluga Whale

Weißwal (de)
Beluga (es)
Béluga (fr)

Taxonomy

Artiodactyla
Cetacea
Monodontidae
Delphinapterus leucas