The white-beaked dolphin has a stocky build and a very short rostrum. They are curious and often approach boats. White-beaked dolphins are found throughout the North Atlantic. During the summer they move northward, and can be found right up to the ice edges on both sides of the Atlantic. In Svalbard they are most commonly sighted from Bjørnøya and up to Sørkapp, but this species can visit boats anywhere along the coasts of Spitsbergen during the summer months.