Northern right whale dolphin

Northern right whale dolphinThe Northern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) are coloured black and white with no dorsal fin. Norhtern right whale dolphins look very much like Southern right whale dolphins, but can be distinguished (besides the difference in location) by the amount of white on their bellies. Souther right whale dolphins have much more white than Northern right whale dolphins. The Northern right whales live in the north pacific ocean, between Kamchatka and the United States, where they can travel in groups of an average size of 200 individuals, but can go up to 2000 individuals. They mostly feed on squid and lanternfish.

Keywords: white , flipper , black , tail , brown

The Northern right whale dolphin is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the northern right whale dolphin
A young / baby of a northern right whale dolphin is called a 'calf or pup'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A northern right whale dolphin group is called a 'team, school, pod, herd, alliance (male) or party (female)'.
Northern right whale dolphin habitats
Epipelagic (0-200m) and Marine Oceanic

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