Pygmy Killer Whale
About the Species
Pygmy killer whales are found primarily in deep waters throughout tropical and subtropical areas of the world. There are three recognized stocks in the U.S.: Hawaii, Northern Gulf of Mexico, and Western North Atlantic. Not much is known about this species and it is rarely seen.
Pygmy killer whales, like all marine mammals, are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting pygmy killer whales. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
- Throughout Its Range