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The following animals are considered EXTINCT by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN): -TSF-
  The following animals are considered EXTINCT by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN): -TSF-
The following animals are considered CRITICALLY ENDANGERED by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN): -TSF-
The following animals are considered ENDANGERED by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN): -TSF-
The following animals are considered VULNERABLE by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN): -TSF-
  The following animals are considered NEAR THREATENED by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN): -TSF-
The following animals are considered LEAST CONCERN by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN): -TSF-
The following animals have insufficient enough research to fully determine their vulnerability and are classified as DATA INCOMPLETE by the International
Northern elephant seals are the largest phocid, or “true” seal, in the Northern Hemisphere. Fully grown males can reach lengths
A spring tide—popularly known as a "King Tide"—refers to the 'springing forth' of the tide during new and full moon.
One of the elusive beaked whales, the Sowerby’s beaked whale is named for James Sowerby (1757-1822), an artist primarily known
Bearded seals are members of the "true seal" family, Phocidae. They have a small head, large body, and small, square
Right whales are large baleen whales. Females are larger than males. Distinguishing features include a stocky body, black coloration (although
There are five families of marine mammals within the Order Carnivora that can be divided into two groups: pinnipeds ("flipper-footed")
Illustration depicting the overturning circulation of the global ocean. Throughout the Atlantic Ocean, the circulation carries warm waters (red arrows) northward near the surface and cold deep waters (blue arrows) southward. Image credit: NASA/JPL
As revealed in our explanation about the Gulf Stream, the Sverdrup is used to measure a massive volume of water.
Risso's dolphins, sometimes called "gray dolphins," have a robust body with a narrow tailstock. These medium sized cetaceans can reach
The Dall's porpoise is named for American naturalist William Healey Dall (1845-1927) who published more than 1,600 research papers and
Even though they are dolphins and not porpoises, the Pacific White-Sided Dolphin is sometimes referred to as a “hookfin porpoise.”
Blainville's beaked whales, sometimes known as the "dense-beaked whale," are little known members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). As
The West Indian manatee is currently divided into two subspecies: the Florida and Antillean manatees. Florida manatees (T. m. latirostris) are
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