COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Beluga Whale Delphinapterus leucas in Canada

The beluga, Delphinapterus leucas, is a medium-sized toothed whale, which becomes completely white when it reaches sexual maturity around seven years of age. Adult males attain a length of 4.5 meters and females 3.5 meters. Both are similar in appearance. Young are born a dark grey and gradually become paler as they mature.


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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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Related Species

1 Please note that this species is not considered to be at risk under SARA, but related documents are included in the Public Registry as a result of the species previously being included or associated with a document of a species at risk.


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