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Southern (Antarctic) Ocean animal life

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Some of the animal life found in the Southern Ocean (aka Antarctic Ocean) includes:

Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Neobalaenidae GENUS: Caperea SPECIES: marginata TOOTHED or  BALEEN: [...] 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.
Crabeater Seal (Lobodon carcinophagus)Read more.
Crabeater seals are the most numerous of the world’s seals.  There are millions of crabeater [...] Read more.
Subantarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis)Read more.
The subantarctic fur seal is a small, carnivorous marine mammal. This species is sexually dimorphic, [...] Read more.
Southern (Antarctic) Ocean animal lifeRead more.
Go directly to other pages that share the animals found in those oceans: North Pacific [...] 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.
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)Read more.
Weddell seals are found near the fast ice of the Antarctic continent, and some nearby [...] Read more.
Ross Seal (Ommatophoca rossii)Read more.
They are slightly smaller on average than leopard and crabeater seals, reaching about 3 metres [...] Read more.
Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lissodelphis SPECIES: peronii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina)Read more.
Southern elephant seals are named after the large proboscis (nose) of the adult males, which [...] Read more.
Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)Read more.
Adult male Leopard Seals are 2.8 to 3.3 m long and weigh up to 300 [...] Read more.
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis)Read more.
Southern right whales are large “baleen” whales. Adults are generally between 45 and 55 feet [...] Read more.
Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella)Read more.
Fur seals are the smallest seals and closely related to dogs and sea lions, able [...] Read more.
Southern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon planifrons)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Hyperoodon SPECIES: planifrons TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.
Straptoothed Whale (Mesoplodon layardii) aka Layard’s beaked whaleRead more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: layardii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] 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.
Hourglass Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lagenorhynchus SPECIES: cruciger TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.
Gray’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon grayi)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: grayi TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.
Antarctic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)Read more.
    The Antarctic Minke Whale is more robust than the other large rorquals (large [...] Read more.
Spectacled Porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: dioptrica TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] 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.
Arnoux’s Beaked Whale (Berardius arnuxii)Read more.
  Baird’s beaked whales, sometimes called “giant bottlenose whales,” are the largest members of the [...] 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.

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