Northern Right Whale Dolphin(Lissodelphis borealis)
- to a maximum of 3 m
- mostly black, with white on the belly and the tip of the beak
- no dorsal fin (the most distinctive feature of this dolphin)
- small and bushy
- porpoising is very common
Group size / social behaviour
- extremely social, usually in large groups of 200 – 2000 animals
- has relatively small pectoral fins that are held very close to the body, giving the appearance that it has no fins at all.
- body is very sleek and streamlined
Can be confused with
- due to its lack of dorsal fin and black coloration, the northern right whale dolphin should not be confused with any other species.
- often seen in association with Pacific white-sided dolphins