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Species Directory

Marine Mammals

All marine mammals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Some are also protected under the Endangered Species Act and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

NOAA Fisheries has jurisdiction over approximately 119 marine mammal species, while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has jurisdiction over polar bears, walruses, sea otters, manatees, and dugongs. 
 

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Species Name
Species Category
Species, Subspecies, or DPS
Status
Region
 Species Illustration
Stenella coeruleoalba
Dolphins & Porpoises
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix II
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout the Wider Caribbean Region
SPAW Annex II
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
 Species Illustration
Sousa chinensis taiwanensis
Dolphins & Porpoises
Taiwanese Humpback Dolphin subspecies
ESA Endangered - Foreign
Foreign
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix I
Foreign
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
Foreign
 Species Illustration
Phocoena sinus
Dolphins & Porpoises
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
Foreign
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix I
Foreign
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
Foreign
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Depleted
Foreign
 Species Illustration
Lagenorhynchus albirostris
Dolphins & Porpoises
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix II
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
New England/Mid-Atlantic