Beluga Whale
  Delphinapterus leucas

Facts

Our white in color

Inhabit ice covered arctic and subarctic waters

Use sound to find their prey

Beluga whales are opportunistic feeders. They feed on salmon, eulachon, tomcod, smelt, char, rainbow sole, whitefish, saffron and arctic cod, herring, shrimp, mussels, octopus, crabs, clams, mussels, snails and sandworms.

Whales, like the beluga, are at the top of the food chain and have an important role in the overall health of the marine environment. Beluga whales are also culturally important to indigenous communities in the Arctic. Like polar bears, the beluga depends on sea ice for its existence and can be directly impacted by climate change.

Why is the Beluga Whale vulnerable?

Oil and gas development

Ocean Noise

Climate Change

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