THREAT LEVEL: least concern animals


The following animals are considered LEAST CONCERN by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN):

What is the “smoothest” dolphin?Read more.
The scientific name Lissodelphis borealis is derived from the Greek word lissos (“smooth”) and the [...] Read more.
When surfacing for air, which discrete cetacean does NOT splash?Read more.
When surfacing for air, the Harbor Porpoise will not splash and make a visible display [...] Read more.
Which dolphin is the most easily identified?Read more.
As the only member of the whale family with no dorsal fin, the Northern Right [...] Read more.
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)Read more.
Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) Identification: Broad gray, brown, or olive (often algae covered) carapace [...] Read more.
What is the Viper Fish?Read more.
By Amber Friend Underwater predators use many tricky methods to lure potential prey close enough [...] Read more.
Chesapeake Bay’s “dead zone” is more than 2M Olympic-sized poolsRead more.
By NOAA Hypoxic zone size affected by low river flow and nutrient loading Scientists expect [...] Read more.
Which dolphin was declared “functionally extinct” in 2006?Read more.
In 2006, and again in 2012, marine researchers reluctantly declared the Chinese River Dolphin, also known [...] Read more.
Does pollution harm sharks?Read more.
By Blaise Jones One of the key byproducts of human expansion are heavy metals. No, [...] Read more.
Can I buy a wild turtle?Read more.
No, probably not. Each state has laws governing the purchase and selling of wild animals, [...] 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.