Marine Mammals

Aside from the fascinating seabirds, marine mammals and fish often steal the show with amazing wildlife sightings. In my opinion some of my most memorable wildlife sightings on Texas Pelagics have been the marine mammals we’ve encountered. These photo galleries capture some of that excitement.

MARINE MAMMALS (links to Photo albums)



Suborder Mysticeti  
Family Balaenidae: Bowhead and right whales  
Northern Atlantic   (Black) Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis)  
Family Balaenopteridae: rorquals  
Bryde’s Whale   (Balaenoptera edeni)  BRWHA PAGE
Suborder Odontoceti  
Family Delphinidae: oceanic dolphins  
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) ASDOL PAGE
Striped Dolphin (Stenella caeruleoalba)  
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)  PSDOL PAGE
Clymene Spinner Dolphin (Stenella clymene) CSDOL PAGE 
Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) SPDOL PAGE 
Rough-Toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis)  RTDOL PAGE
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus pelagic) P-BODOL PAGE
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus inshore)  
Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)  
Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata)  
Orca (Orcinus orca)  
Risso’s Dolphin / Grampus (Grampus griseus) RIDOL PAGE
Short-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhyncha) SFPWHA PAGE
Melon-headed Whale (Peponocephala electra)  MHWHA PAGE
Family Physeteridae: sperm whales  
Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) SPWHA PAGE
Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps)  PSWHA PAGE
Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia simus)  
Family Ziphiidae: beaked whales  MESOWHA PAGE
Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris)  


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