Species

Northeast Marine Mammal Species

WHALES, PORPOISES, & DOLPHINS

Fin Whales

Fin Whale.  Photo:  WDC
Photo: WDC
Humpback Whales

Humpback Whale.  Photo: WDC
Humpback Whale. Photo: WDC
Minke Whales

Minke whale.  Photo: WDC
Photo: WDC
Pilot Whales

Photo:  NOAA/BOEM
Photo: NOAA/BOEM
Right whales

Photo:  WDCTaken in accordance with 500 yard approach restriction.
Photo: WDC. Taken in accordance with 500 yard approach restriction.
Sei Whales

Photo: WDC
Photo: WDC
Harbor Porpoise

Photo:  Ari Friedlaender
Photo: Ari Friedlaender
Atlantic White Sided Dolphin

Photo: NEFSC
Photo: NEFSC
Bottlenose Dolphin

Photo: NEFSC
Photo: NEFSC
 Short Beaked Common Dolphin

Photo: WDC
Photo: WDC

SEA TURTLES

All five species of sea turtles found along the Atlantic coast are endangered, and therefore protected under the Endangered Species Act.   To learn more about each species, visit http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/