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Northern Right-Whale Dolphin

Lissodelphis borealis

This small dolphin is primarily pelagic in its existence and prefers the cool waters of the west coast of Canada. It is suggested that this species is a regular visitor to Canadian waters, but that is yet to be proven as only a pair of this species have been sighted along the coast of British Columbia. Very little information about this obscure creature exists. What is known is that they are highly gregarious, staying in gams of up to one thousand individuals. It is believed that they feed primarily on invertebrates, specifically squids.

Map of Northern Right-Whale Dolphin in Canada
Distribution of Northern Right-Whale Dolphin in Canada

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