North Atlantic Ocean animal life


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Some of the animal life found in the North Atlantic Ocean includes:

Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)Read more.
Striped dolphins are some of the most abundant and widespread dolphins in the world. These [...] Read more.
Blainville’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)Read more.
Blainville’s beaked whales, sometimes known as the “dense-beaked whale,” are little known members of the [...] Read more.
Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica)Read more.
Harp seals are part of the family Phocidae, known as the “true” or “earless” seals [...] Read more.
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)Read more.
Atlantic white-sided dolphins have a robust body, short beak, and a distinct color pattern, including [...] Read more.
Long-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala melas)Read more.
Long-finned pilot whales are one of the largest members of the dolphin family. Males can [...] Read more.
Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)Read more.
Short-beaked common dolphins are small dolphins under 9 feet (2.7 m) long and weigh about 440 [...] Read more.
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)Read more.
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are the largest of the odontocetes (toothed whales) and the most [...] Read more.
Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin)Read more.
Size: Carapace (shell) length is 3 ½ -5 ½ inches in adult males, 6-9 inches [...] Read more.
Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)Read more.
Fraser’s dolphins are members of the delphinid family. They are about 6-9 feet (2-2.7 m) long [...] Read more.
West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)Read more.
The West Indian manatee is currently divided into two subspecies: the Florida and Antillean manatees. Florida [...] Read more.
Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)Read more.
Sei whales (pronounced “say” or “sigh”) are members of the baleen whale family and are [...] Read more.
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Read more.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most [...] Read more.
Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)Read more.
Harbor porpoises have a small, robust body with a short, blunt beak. Females are slightly [...] Read more.
Short-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)Read more.
Short-finned pilot whales are larger members of the dolphin group reaching average lengths of 12 feet [...] Read more.
Melon-Headed Whale (Peponocephala electra)Read more.
Melon-headed whales are small members of the dolphin group. They can reach a length of [...] Read more.
Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin (Sousa teuszii)Read more.
The Atlantic Humpback Dolphin is endemic to the eastern tropical Atlantic, where it is limited [...] Read more.
North Atlantic (Northern) Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)Read more.
Right whales are large baleen whales. Females are larger than males. Distinguishing features include a [...] Read more.
Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis)Read more.
Long-beaked common dolphins are relatively small dolphins that can reach lengths of 6-8.5 ft (1.9-2.6 [...] Read more.
Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus)Read more.
Northern bottlenose whales are the largest members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae) in the [...] Read more.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)Read more.
Blue whales are baleen whales and are found worldwide. Blue whales in the Northern Hemisphere [...] Read more.
Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus)Read more.
Bowhead whales are mysticetes, which means they have “baleen” plates instead of teeth for filtering [...] Read more.
Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) aka Northern Minke WhaleRead more.
Minke whales are members of the baleen whale family and are the smallest of the [...] Read more.
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)Read more.
The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most well known species of marine mammals. They [...] Read more.
Gervais’ Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon europaeus)Read more.
Gervais’ beaked whales, sometimes called the “Antillean” or “Gulf Stream beaked whale,” are little known [...] Read more.
Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata)Read more.
Pygmy killer whales are small members of the dolphin group. They can reach a length [...] Read more.
Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps)Read more.
Pygmy sperm whales are small members of the toothed whale group, and one of two [...] Read more.
True’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon mirus)Read more.
True’s beaked whales have a relatively small to medium-sized body with a moderately short beak, [...] Read more.
Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum)Read more.
The mud turtle is a small, nondescript reptile, measuring 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm). The carapace [...] Read more.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus) aka Grey SealRead more.
Gray seals are part of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. True seals lack external ear [...] Read more.
North Atlantic Ocean animal lifeRead more.
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False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens)Read more.
False killer whales are large members of the dolphin family. Females reach lengths of 15 feet [...] Read more.
Sowerby’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bidens)Read more.
Sowerby’s beaked whales, sometimes known as the “North Atlantic beaked whale,” are little known members [...] Read more.
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Monodontidae GENUS: Monodon SPECIES: monoceros TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.
Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni)Read more.
Bryde’s (pronounced “broodus”) whales are members of the baleen whale family and are considered one [...] Read more.
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)Read more.
Fin whales are the second-largest species of whale, with a maximum length of about 75 feet [...] Read more.
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)Read more.
Like other dolphins of the genus Stenella, these are relatively small dolphins, reaching lengths of [...] Read more.
Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus)Read more.
The Mediterranean monk seal is a phocid or “true” seal, and is the rarest and [...] Read more.
Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris)Read more.
Cuvier’s beaked whales, sometimes called “goose-beaked whales,” are members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). [...] Read more.
Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)Read more.
Subspecies of the spinner dolphin include: Eastern spinner (Stenella longirostris orientalis) Central American spinner (Stenella [...] Read more.
Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus)Read more.
Risso’s dolphins, sometimes called “gray dolphins,” have a robust body with a narrow tailstock. These [...] Read more.
Humpback Whale (Megeptera novaeangliae)Read more.
Humpback whales are well known for their long “pectoral” fins, which can be up to [...] Read more.
Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)Read more.
The beluga whale is a small, white-toothed whale. Adult belugas may reach a length of [...] Read more.
Clymene Dolphin (Stenella clymene)Read more.
Clymene dolphins, sometimes known as the “short-snouted spinner dolphin,” are relatively small delphinids. In 1981, [...] Read more.
Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima)Read more.
Dwarf sperm whales are in the family Kogiidae. They can reach lengths of up to [...] Read more.