Toothed Whales (Odontoceti)

Toothed whales use teeth, not baleen, to feed. All toothed whales have one blowhole and at least two teeth. There are 80 species of toothed whale worldwide, including all the porpoises and dolphins (which includes the killer whale), the beluga, the narwhal and the sperm whale. Three species of toothed whale are regularly seen on our whale watching tours from Victoria, British Columbia: killer whales, Dall’s porpoise and harbour porpoise. Pacific white-sided dolphins are rare visitors.