Like many cetaceans, white-beaked dolphins are threatened by hunting, prey depletion, pollution and entanglement in nets.
Body length: 1.3-1.7m, Weight: 180-275kg.
White-beaked dolphins have a white, grey and black body, with a pale area on the tailstock, a white stripe on each side and a white snout. They have dark flippers, fins, fluke and a short beak and tall dorsal fin.
They inhabit waters from the North Atlantic to the Arctic Ocean.
White-beaked dolphins feed on crustaceans, squid and fish.
They appear in schools of 2-30, and during migration they may travel in groups of greater than 1500 individuals.
This species is not listed by the 2000 IUCN Red List. Global threats include hunting, prey depletion, pollution and entanglement in nets.