COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Beluga Whale Delphinapterus leucas, St. Lawrence Estuary population, in Canada

Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are medium-sized toothed whales. They are born grey, and gradually become paler with maturity - adults are completely white. A primarily Arctic species, the Beluga is the only representative of its genus. The population in the St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE) is at the southernmost limit of the species’ global distribution.

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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3
Tel: 819-938-4125
Fax: 819-938-3984
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