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South Pacific Ocean animal life

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Some of the animal life found in the South Pacific Ocean includes:

Hector’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon hectori)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon [...] Read more.
Tasman Beaked Whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) aka Shepherd’s Beaked WhaleRead more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: [...] Read more.
Peale’s Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lagenorhynchus [...] Read more.
Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima)Read more.
Dwarf sperm whales are in the family Kogiidae. They can [...] Read more.
Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lagenorhynchus [...] Read more.
Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)Read more.
Striped dolphins are some of the most abundant and widespread [...] Read more.
Pygmy beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon [...] Read more.
Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata)Read more.
Pygmy killer whales are small members of the dolphin group. [...] Read more.
Dall’s Porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli)Read more.
  Dall’s porpoises are “high strung,” fast swimming members of [...] Read more.
Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)Read more.
Fraser’s dolphins are members of the delphinid family. They are [...] Read more.
Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) aka Snubfin DolphinRead more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: [...] Read more.
Andrew’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bowdoini)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon [...] Read more.
Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea)Read more.
  The Australian Sea-lion has a blunt snout, with small [...] Read more.
Rough-Toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis)Read more.
Rough-toothed dolphins are small members of the dolphin group that [...] Read more.
Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi)Read more.
The Hawaiian monk seal is one of the rarest marine [...] Read more.
Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps)Read more.
Pygmy sperm whales are small members of the toothed whale [...] Read more.
Humpback Whale (Megeptera novaeangliae)Read more.
Humpback whales are well known for their long “pectoral” fins, [...] Read more.
Long-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala melas)Read more.
Long-finned pilot whales are one of the largest members of [...] Read more.
Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)Read more.
Short-beaked common dolphins are small dolphins under 9 feet (2.7 m) [...] Read more.
Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris)Read more.
Cuvier’s beaked whales, sometimes called “goose-beaked whales,” are members of [...] Read more.
Melon-Headed Whale (Peponocephala electra)Read more.
Melon-headed whales are small members of the dolphin group. They [...] Read more.
South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens)Read more.
The South American Sea Lion is the most abundant marine [...] Read more.
Arnoux’s Beaked Whale (Berardius arnuxii)Read more.
  Baird’s beaked whales, sometimes called “giant bottlenose whales,” are [...] Read more.
Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lissodelphis [...] Read more.
Gray’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon grayi)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon [...] Read more.
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)Read more.
Fin whales are the second-largest species of whale, with a [...] Read more.
Northern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis)Read more.
Northern right whale dolphins are members of the delphinid family [...] Read more.
Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)Read more.
Subspecies of the spinner dolphin include: Eastern spinner (Stenella longirostris [...] Read more.
Spectacled Porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena [...] Read more.
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)Read more.
The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most well known [...] Read more.
Longman’s Beaked Whale (Indopacetus pacificus)Read more.
Longman’s beaked whales, sometimes known as “tropical bottlenose” or “Indo-Pacific [...] Read more.
Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus)Read more.
Risso’s dolphins, sometimes called “gray dolphins,” have a robust body [...] Read more.
Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin (Sousa chinensis)Read more.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea Family: Delphinidae [...] Read more.
Black Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia) aka Chilean dolphinRead more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: cephalorhynchus [...] Read more.
Short-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)Read more.
Short-finned pilot whales are larger members of the dolphin group [...] Read more.
Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Neobalaenidae GENUS: Caperea [...] Read more.
Stejneger’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon stejnegeri)Read more.
Stejneger’s beaked whales, sometimes known as the “Bering Sea beaked [...] Read more.
Straptoothed Whale (Mesoplodon layardii) aka Layard’s beaked whaleRead more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon [...] Read more.
Blainville’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)Read more.
Blainville’s beaked whales, sometimes known as the “dense-beaked whale,” are [...] Read more.
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis)Read more.
Southern right whales are large “baleen” whales. Adults are generally [...] Read more.
False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens)Read more.
False killer whales are large members of the dolphin family. [...] Read more.
Juan Fernandez Fur Seal (Arctocephalus philippii)Read more.
The Juan Fernández Fur Seal is a polygynous species. Based [...] Read more.
Baird’s Beaked Whale (Berardius bairdii)Read more.
  Baird’s beaked whales, sometimes called “giant bottlenose whales,” are [...] Read more.
Burmeister’s Porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena [...] Read more.
Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis)Read more.
Long-beaked common dolphins are relatively small dolphins that can reach [...] Read more.
Southern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon planifrons)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Hyperoodon [...] Read more.
Hubb’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi)Read more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: [...] Read more.
South Pacific Ocean animal lifeRead more.
Some of the animal life found in the South Pacific [...] Read more.
Hector’s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Cephalorhynchus [...] Read more.
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Read more.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all [...] Read more.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)Read more.
Blue whales are baleen whales and are found worldwide. Blue [...] Read more.
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)Read more.
Pacific white-sided dolphins have a robust body and a very [...] Read more.
Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens)Read more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: [...] Read more.
Dugong (Dugong dugon)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Sirenia FAMILY: Dugongidae GENUS: Dugong [...] Read more.
Galapagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)Read more.
With a population size of about 50,000, the Galapagos Sea [...] Read more.
Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni)Read more.
Bryde’s (pronounced “broodus”) whales are members of the baleen whale [...] Read more.
Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)Read more.
Sei whales (pronounced “say” or “sigh”) are members of the [...] Read more.
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)Read more.
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are the largest of the odontocetes [...] Read more.
New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)Read more.
Fur seals and sea lions are distinguished from other seals [...] Read more.
New Zealand Sea Lion (Phocarctos hookeri)Read more.
Hooker’s sea lions, also known as New Zealand sea lions, [...] Read more.
South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis)Read more.
South American Fur Seals are sexually dimorphic. Adult males are [...] Read more.
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)Read more.
Like other dolphins of the genus Stenella, these are relatively [...] Read more.

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