THREAT LEVEL: least concern animals


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

Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus)Read more.
Northern bottlenose whales are the largest members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae) in the [...] Read more.
What is PORTS? (Physical Oceanographic Real Time System)Read more.
PORTS® stands for Physical Oceanographic Real Time System. NOAA PORTS® is an information system that [...] Read more.
What dolphin became its own species in 1981?Read more.
Clymene Dolphins, sometimes known as the “short-snouted spinner dolphin,” are relatively small delphinids. In 1981, [...] Read more.
Which turtle was named for a Key West fisherman?Read more.
Which turtle was named for a Key West fisherman? The Kemp’s ridley turtle is named [...] Read more.
What are DERMAL DENTICLES?Read more.
What are DERMAL DENTICLES? Dermal Denticles are scales covering the skin of sharks that more [...] Read more.
Methane emissions stable as Alaska warmsRead more.
By NOAA Analysis of nearly three decades of air samples from Alaska’s North Slope shows [...] Read more.
Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)Read more.
Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) Identification: Carapace smooth, black, covered with scattered round yellow spots. Plastron [...] Read more.
How sharks “read” the ocean with superpowersRead more.
Sharks have more than a half dozen senses to understand their environment. Some of those [...] Read more.
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)Read more.
Pacific white-sided dolphins have a robust body and a very short beak. They have an [...] Read more.
What is a carapace?Read more.
By Scott A. Rowan A carapace is a dorsal (top) shell or exoskeleton that often [...] Read more.