THREAT LEVEL: endangered animals


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

By Andy Duncan In less than 25 years the North Atlantic Right Whale will be extinct, according to experts who
The scientific name Stenella coeruleoalba for the Striped Dolphin comes from the Latin words “caeruleus” (“sky blue”) and “albus” (“white”),
The only dolphin known to display the unique trait called “roto-tailing” is the Striped Dolphin. Roto-tailing is when the animal
In tropical areas of the eastern Pacific Ocean, fisherman and field biologists refer to the Striped Dolphin as a “streaker”
Making as many as four body revolutions in one leap, the Spinner Dolphin is the only dolphin that spins completely
With only 4-14 teeth in the lower jaw and usually none in the upper jaw, the Risso’s Dolphin has one
Sometimes call a “hookfin porpoise,” the Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) is actually a dolphin. The source of the misleading
Even though they are dolphins and not porpoises, the Pacific White-Sided Dolphin is sometimes referred to as a “hookfin porpoise.”
Often seen making long leaps through the water at speeds up to 22 mph (35 kph), the Northern Right Whale
As the only member of the whale family with no dorsal fin, the Northern Right Whale Dolphin is the most