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Marine mammals occurring in the MBNMS, including federal and state species status.

Key

  • FE-Federally listed endangered
  • FT-Federally listed threatened
  • ST-State listed threatened
  • D-Depleted (under the Marine Mammal Protection Act Special Status)

Pinnipeds

 

COMMON NAME

SPECIES NAME

STATUS

northern elephant seal

Mirounga angustirostris

harbor seal

Phoca vitulina

California sea lion

Zalophus californianus

Steller sea lion

Eumetopias jubatus

FT

northern fur seal

Callorhinus ursinus

D

Guadalupe fur seal

Arctocephalus townsendi

FT, ST


Cetaceans

 

COMMON NAME

SPECIES NAME

STATUS

blue whale

Balaenoptera musculus

FE

fin whale

Balaenoptera physalus

FE

sei whale

Balaenoptera borealis

FE

minke whale

Balaenoptera acutorostrata

humpback whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

FE

California gray whale

Eschrichtius robustus

Pacific right whale

Eubalaena glacialis

FE

sperm whale

Physeter macrocephalus

FE

pygmy sperm whale

Kogia breviceps

dwarf sperm whale

Kogia simus

Baird's beaked whale

Berardius bairdi

Cuvier's beaked whale

Ziphius cavirostris

Hubbs' beaked whale

Mesoplodon carlhubbsi

short-finned pilot whale

Globicephala macrorhynchus

killer whale

Orcinus orca

false killer whale

Pseudorca crassidens

Pacific white-sided dolphin

Lagenorhynchus obliquidens

northern right whale dolphin

Lissodelphis borealis

Risso's dolphin

Grampus griseus

short-beaked common dolphin

Delphinus delphinus

long-beaked common dolphin

Delphinus capensis

bottlenose dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

striped dolphin

Stenella coeruleoalba

Dall's porpoise

Phocoenoides dalli

harbor porpoise

Phocoena phocoena


Fissipeds

 

COMMON NAME

SPECIES NAME

STATUS

southern sea otter

Enhydra lutris

FT

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