Clymene Dolphin

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyDelphinidae
GenusStenella
Binomial nameStenella clymene

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Description

Atlantic White-sided Dolphin

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyDelphinidae
GenusLagenorhynchus
Binomial nameLagenodelphis acutus

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Description

The Atlantic white-sided dolphin grows from 6.2-9.2ft (1.9-2.8m) with a weight between 360-520 lb.

The Atlantic white-sided dolphin is similar in coloration to the common dolphin, with gray, white and yellow along the flanks, and a white underside. 

The Atlantic white-sided dolphin has a dark-gray stripe from the eye to the flipper, and a dark dorsal fin and flippers.

They give birth to a single calf, after a gestation period of 11 months.

North Atlantic Right Whale

Conservation

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyBalaenidae
GenusEubalaena
Binomial nameEubalaena glacialis

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Description

Dwarf Spem Whale

Conservation

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyKogiidae
GenusKogia
Binomial nameKogia sima

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Description

The dwarf sperm whale measures just 6.9-8.9 ft (2.1-2.7m) with a weight between 300-600 lb. They are similar in looks to the pygmy sperm whale but have a squarish head, flatter back and a more prominent, pointed, erect dorsal fin. 

The dwarf sperm whale has been said to resemble an upside-down surfboard when seen in the water.

Dwarf sperm whales are usually seen laying motionless at the surface of the water. They eat squid and octopus, along with fish and crustaceans.  

North Pacific Right Whale

Conservation

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyBalaenidae
GenusEubalaena
Binomial nameEubalaena japonica

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Description

The North Pacific right whale measures between 49-65 ft (15-17m) with a weight of 34-90 tons. Females grow larger than males, and both genders are almost identical in appearance to the North Atlantic right whale, although they can grow a little larger.

They are one of the most critically endangered species of whale, with an estimated population of 400-500 in the world today. 

Pygmy Sperm Whale

Conservation

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyKogiidae
GenusKogia
Binomial nameKogia breviceps

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Description