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North Atlantic Ocean animal life

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Some of the animal life found in the North Atlantic Ocean includes:

Sei whales (pronounced "say" or "sigh") are members of the baleen whale family and are considered one of the "great
False killer whales are large members of the dolphin family. Females reach lengths of 15 feet (4.5 m), while males are almost
Blue whales are baleen whales and are found worldwide. Blue whales in the Northern Hemisphere are generally smaller than those
Fin whales are the second-largest species of whale, with a maximum length of about 75 feet (22 m) in the Northern Hemisphere,
Minke whales are members of the baleen whale family and are the smallest of the "great whales" rorquals. The taxonomy
Fraser's dolphins are members of the delphinid family. They are about 6-9 feet (2-2.7 m) long and weigh 350-450 pounds (160-210 kg).
Long-finned pilot whales are one of the largest members of the dolphin family. Males can reach lengths of about 25 feet
Right whales are large baleen whales. Females are larger than males. Distinguishing features include a stocky body, black coloration (although
Humpback whales are well known for their long "pectoral" fins, which can be up to 15 feet (4.6 m) in length. Their
True's beaked whales have a relatively small to medium-sized body with a moderately short beak, as well as a rounded
Clymene dolphins, sometimes known as the "short-snouted spinner dolphin," are relatively small delphinids. In 1981, Clymene dolphins were separated from
Pygmy killer whales are small members of the dolphin group. They can reach a length of 8.5 feet (2.6 m) and weight
Sowerby's beaked whales, sometimes known as the "North Atlantic beaked whale," are little known members of the beaked whale family
The Mediterranean monk seal is a phocid or "true" seal, and is the rarest and most endangered of all pinnipeds.
Long-beaked common dolphins are relatively small dolphins that can reach lengths of 6-8.5 ft (1.9-2.6 m) and weigh 160-500 lbs
Blainville's beaked whales, sometimes known as the "dense-beaked whale," are little known members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). As
Atlantic white-sided dolphins have a robust body, short beak, and a distinct color pattern, including a bi-colored beak. Their back,
Short-finned pilot whales are larger members of the dolphin group reaching average lengths of 12 feet (3.7 m) for females and 18 feet
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Monodontidae GENUS: Monodon SPECIES: monoceros TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or
Dwarf sperm whales are in the family Kogiidae. They can reach lengths of up to about 9 feet (2.7 m) and
Cuvier's beaked whales, sometimes called "goose-beaked whales," are members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). They can reach lengths of
Bryde's (pronounced "broodus") whales are members of the baleen whale family and are considered one of the "great whales" or
Pygmy sperm whales are small members of the toothed whale group, and one of two species in the family Kogiidae.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most abundant in colder waters, including
Northern bottlenose whales are the largest members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae) in the North Atlantic Ocean. As adults,
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are the largest of the odontocetes (toothed whales) and the most sexually dimorphic cetaceans, with males
The beluga whale is a small, white-toothed whale. Adult belugas may reach a length of 16 feet (5 m), though average size
Melon-headed whales are small members of the dolphin group. They can reach a length of 9 feet (2.7 m) and weight of
Subspecies of the spinner dolphin include: Eastern spinner (Stenella longirostris orientalis) Central American spinner (Stenella longirostris centroamericanus) "Whitebelly" spinner (Stenella
Risso's dolphins, sometimes called "gray dolphins," have a robust body with a narrow tailstock. These medium sized cetaceans can reach
Harp seals are part of the family Phocidae, known as the "true" or "earless" seals because they lack external ear
Short-beaked common dolphins are small dolphins under 9 feet (2.7 m) long and weigh about 440 pounds (200 kg). As adults, males
The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most well known species of marine mammals. They have a robust body and
Gervais' beaked whales, sometimes called the "Antillean" or "Gulf Stream beaked whale," are little known members of the beaked whale
Harbor porpoises have a small, robust body with a short, blunt beak. Females are slightly larger than males. They have
The West Indian manatee is currently divided into two subspecies: the Florida and Antillean manatees. Florida manatees (T. m. latirostris) are
Like other dolphins of the genus Stenella, these are relatively small dolphins, reaching lengths of 6 to 7 feet (2 m) and
Gray seals are part of the "true seal" family, Phocidae. True seals lack external ear flaps and have short forelimbs
Striped dolphins are some of the most abundant and widespread dolphins in the world. These dolphins can reach lengths of
Bowhead whales are mysticetes, which means they have "baleen" plates instead of teeth for filtering food out of the ocean.
The Atlantic Humpback Dolphin is endemic to the eastern tropical Atlantic, where it is limited to coastal and inshore waters

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