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Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the Northeast United States

Mammalia
Mysticeti
North Atlantic Right Whale
(Eubalaena glacialis)
Humpback Whale
(Megaptera novaeangliae)
Fin Whale
(Balaenoptera physalis)
Sei Whale
(Balaenoptera borealis)
Minke Whale
(Balaenoptera acutorstrata)
Odontoceti
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
(Stenella frontalis)
Atlantic White Sided Dolphin
(Lagenorhynchus acutus)
Beluga Whale
(Delphinapterus leucas)
Bottlenose Dolphin
(Tursiops truncatus)
Common Dolphin
(Delphinus spp.)
Harbor Porpoise
(Phocoena phocoena)
Pilot Whale
(Globicephala spp.)
Pygmy Sperm Whale
(Kogia breviceps)
Risso’s Dolphin
(Grampus griseus)
Sperm Whale
(Physeter macrocephalus)
Striped Dolphin
(Stenella coeruleoalba)
White Beaked Dolphin
(Lagenorhynchus albirostris)
Carnivora
Grey Seal
(Halichoerus grypus)
Harbor Seal
(Phoca vitulina)
Harp Seal
(Phoca groenlandica)
Hooded Seal
(Cystophora cristata)
Ringed Seal
(Phoca hispida)
Reptilia
Cheloniidae
Green Sea Turtle
(Chelonia mydas)
Hawksbill Turtle
(Eretmochelys imbricata)
Kemp’s Ridley Turtle
(Lepidochelys kempii)
Loggerhead Turtle
(Caretta caretta)
Dermochelyidae
Leatherback Sea Turtle
(Dermochelys coriacea)

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