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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Profile drawing of False Killer Whale
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Pseudorca crassidens
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of fin whale.
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Balaenoptera physalus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of  flathead sole flatfish with oval-shaped, reddish gray-brown body, and both eyes on the right of their head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Hippoglossoides elassodon
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder, Flathead flounder, Halibut-like flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-view illustration of geoduck showing tan, long siphon (neck) and small white shell. NOAA Fisheries text along bottom of siphon.
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Panopea generosa
Also Known As
King Clam
Elephant Clam
Gweduck
Goeduck
Goiduck
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Eschrichtius robustus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Green abalone illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Haliotis fulgens
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
---
  • Region
    West Coast
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Acipenser medirostris
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Left-facing green turtle illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Chelonia mydas
  • Species Category
    Sea Turtles
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Arctocephalus townsendi
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • ESA Threatened
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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harbor porpoise illustration
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Phocoena phocoena
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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harbor seal illustration
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Phoca vitulina
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Humpback whale illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Megaptera novaeangliae
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Drawing of a killer whale in profile
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Orcinus orca
Also Known As
Orca
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Dermochelys coriacea
  • Species Category
    Sea Turtles
  • ESA Endangered
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a long lingcod fish with a big head and mouth and copper-colored mottling/spotting on its body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Ophiodon elongatus
Also Known As
Cultus cod, Blue cod, Bluefish, Green cod, Buffalo cod, Greenling, White cod
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Caretta caretta
  • Species Category
    Sea Turtles
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Delphinus capensis
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    West Coast
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640x427-melon-headed-whale.png
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Peponocephala electra
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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640x427-minke-whale.png
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Balaenoptera acutorostrata
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix I
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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North Pacific right whale illustration
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Eubalaena japonica
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a gray swordfish with long, sword-like bill, large eye, and black coloring on top. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Xiphias gladius
Also Known As
Broadbill swordfish, Espada, Emperado, A`u, Mekajiki, Shutome
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a small, thin, silvery white Northern anchovy fish with darker, bluish-green back. Northern anchovy have big mouths and long, protruding snout. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Engraulis mordax
Also Known As
Anchovy, North Pacific anchovy, California anchovy
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    West Coast
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640x427-northern-elephant-seal.png
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Mirounga angustirostris
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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northern fur seal illustration
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Callorhinus ursinus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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640x427-northern-right-whale-dolphin.png
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Lissodelphis borealis
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    West Coast