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Aquatic Mammals

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises | Seals, sea lions and walrus

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
Order Cetacea

Bowhead Whales (family Balaenidae)

Right Whale Balaena glacialis
Bowhead Whale Balaena mysticetus

Rorquals (family Balaenopteridae)

Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis

Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus

Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae

Dolphins and Porpoises (family Delphinidae)

Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis
Atlantic Pilot Whale Globicephala melaena
Pacific Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhyncha
Grey Grampus Grampus griseus
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin Lagenorhyncus acutus
White-Beaked Dolphin Lagenorhyncus albirostris
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Lagenorhyncus obliquidens
Northern Right-Whale Dolphin Lissodelphis borealis
Killer Whale Orcinus orca

Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena
Dall's Porpoise Phocoenoides dalli
Blue Dolphin Stenella caeruleoalba
Bottlenosed Dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Grey Whale (family Eschrichtidae)

Grey Whale Eschrichtius robustus

Pigmy Sperm Whales (family Kogiidae)

Pigmy Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps

White Whale and Narwhal (family Monodontidae)

White Whale (Beluga) Delphinapterus leucas
Narwhal Monodon monoceros

Sperm Whale (family Physeteridae)

Sperm Whale Physeter catodon

Beaked Whales (family Ziphiidae)

Giant Beaked Whale Berardius bairdii
Northern Bottlenosed Whale Hyperoodon ampullatus
Sowerby's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bidens
Moore's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon carlhubbsi
Blainville's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon densirostris
True's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon mirus
Stejneger's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon stejnegeri
Goose-Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris


Seals, Sea Lions, and the Walrus
Order Pinnipedia

Walrus (family Odobenidae)

Walrus Odobenus rosmarus

Eared Seals (family Otariidae)

Northern Fur Seal Callorhinus ursinus
Northern Sea Lion Eumetopias jubata
California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus

True Seals (family Phocidae)

Hooded Seal Cystophora cristata
Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus
Northern Elephant Seal Mirounga angustirostris
Harp Seal Phoca groenlandica

Ringed Seal Phoca hispida
Harbour Seal Phoca vitulina


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