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Marine Mammals of the Yucatan Peninsula

Short-beaked Common Dolphin - Delphinus delphis
Photo by Giovanni Bearzi

List of Marine Mammals

  1. North Atlantic Right Whale - Eubalaena glacialis
  2. Minke Whale - Balaenoptera acutorostrata
  3. Bryde's Whale - Balaenoptera edeni
  4. Sei Whale - Balaenoptera borealis
  5. Fin Whale - Balaenoptera physalus
  6. Blue Whale - Balaenoptera musculus
  7. Humpback Whale - Megaptera novaeangliae
  8. Pygmy Killer Whale - Feresa attenuata
  9. Short-Finned Pilot Whale - Globicephala macrorhynchus
  10. Long-Finned Pilot Whale - Globicephala melas
  11. Killer Whale - Orcinus orca
  12. Melon-Headed whale - Peponocephala Electra
  13. False Killer Whale - Pseudorca crassidens
  14. Short-Beaked Common Dolphin - Delphinus delphis
  15. Long-Beaked Common Dolphin - Delphinus capensis
  16. Pantropical Spotted Dolphin - Stenella attenuata
  17. Atlantic Spotted Dolphin - Stenella frontalis
  18. Spinner Dolphin - Stenella longirostris
  19. Clymene Dolphin - Stenella clymene
  20. Striped Dolphin - Stenella coeruleoalba
  21. Rough-Toothed dolphin - Steno bredanensis
  22. Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus
  23. Risso's Dolphin - Grampus griseus
  24. Fraser's Dolphin - Lagenodelphis hosei
  25. Sperm Whale - Physeter macrocephalus
  26. Pygmy Sperm Whale - Kogia breviceps
  27. Dwarf Sperm Whale - Kogia sima
  28. Gervais' Beaked Whale - Mesoplodon europaeus
  29. Blainville's Beaked Whale - Mesoplodon densirostris
  30. Cuvier's Beaked Whale - Ziphius cavirostris
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Marine Mammals Articles/Links

  • Red de Varamientos de Yucatán (Yucatan Stranding Network) is a non-profit organization located in Merida. They respond to strandings of marine mammals throughout the state of Yucatan. The website is in Spanish. For a translated version in English, click here.
  • Mass False Killer Whale Beaching Remains a Mystery, Discovery Channel, June 5, 2000. Mass beaching of over 150 rare False Killer Whales (Pseudorca crassidens) at a beach in the Rio Lagartos biosphere reserve.  ...link 
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