THREAT LEVEL: least concern animals


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

Order: Cetacea (Odontoceti, Mysticeti)Read more.
All whales, dolphins and porpoises are cetaceans, which have two categories: toothed and baleen (toothless). [...] Read more.
What is “bycatch”?Read more.
What is “bycatch”? Bycatch: The unintended capture of species not targeted by fish nets or other [...] 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.
The males of which whale species are known for their “white hat”?Read more.
One of the more easily-recognized whales due to the white patch on its head that [...] Read more.
LETHAL ATTRACTION: China’s Qiantang River tidal boreRead more.
By Scott A. Rowan In our series of stories on tidal bores, we examine the [...] Read more.
Which species is named for a student who famously upset his teacher?Read more.
Also known as the “dense-beaked whale,” the Blainville’s Beaked Whale is named for Henri Marie [...] 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.
Green sea turtles grow to 3 feet but are just how many inches at birth?Read more.
Green sea turtles grow to 3 feet but are just how many inches at birth? [...] 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.
How do they know how old a shark is?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Determining the age of a shark is a difficult and imprecise without [...] Read more.