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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
Balaenoptera borealis
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix I
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout the Wider Caribbean Region
SPAW Annex II
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Depleted
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
 Species Illustration
Globicephala macrorhynchus
Whales
Dolphins & Porpoises
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix II
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout the Wider Caribbean Region
SPAW Annex II
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
 Species Illustration
Eubalaena australis
Whales
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
Mesoplodon bidens
Whales
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix II
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
New England/Mid-Atlantic
 Species Illustration
Physeter macrocephalus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix I
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Depleted
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
 Species Illustration
Mesoplodon stejnegeri
Whales
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix II
Alaska
West Coast
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
Alaska
West Coast
 Species Illustration
Mesoplodon mirus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
CITES Appendix II
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Throughout Its Range
MMPA Protected
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast