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The sea mammals       16 Species found
Halichoerus grypus Distribution

Gray seal
Kegelrob
Grijze zeehond
Phoque gris
Foca de gris
Foca grigia
The temperate Atlantic
Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 300 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 475 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 20 mns
  • Maximum age known : 35 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 5 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Balaenoptera physalus Distribution

    Fin Whale
    Finnwal
    Gewone vinvis
    Rorqual commun
    Rorcual común
    Balenottera comune
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal is often seen in open sea
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 2700 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 600 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 20 mns
  • Maximum age known : 90 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 6 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species is classified asEndangered

  • Balaenoptera musculus Distribution

    Blue Whale
    Blauwal
    Blauwe vinvis
    Baleine bleue
    Ballena azul
    Balenottera azzurra
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal is often seen in open sea
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 3500 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 500 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 30 mns
  • Maximum age known : 80 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 5 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Krill
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is classified asEndangered

  • Balaenoptera acutorostrata Distribution

    Minke whale
    Zwergwal
    Dwergvinvis
    Petit rorqual ; Baleine de Minke
    Rorcual aliblanco
    Balenottera minore
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 1000 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 100 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 25 mns
  • Maximum age known : 60 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 6 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Krill
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable

  • Dugong dugon Distribution

    Dugong
    Dugong
    Dugong
    Dugongo o Dugón
    dugongo
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 400 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 20 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 20 mns
  • Maximum age known : 73 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 9 year(s)
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Globicephala melas Distribution

    Long-finned pilot whale
    Langflossen-Grindwal
    Griend
    Globicéphale noir
    Calderón negro
    Globicefalo
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal is often seen in open sea
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 750 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 800 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 18 mns
  • Maximum age known : 60 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 7 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Cephalopods - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Lagenorhynchus acutus Distribution

    White sided dolphin
    Weißseitendelfin
    Witflankdolfijn
    Dauphin à flancs blancs
    Delfín de costados blancos
    Lagenorinco acuto
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 270 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 100 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 5 mns
  • Maximum age known : 27 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Megaptera novaeangliae Distribution

    Humpback whale
    Buckelwal
    Bultrugwalvis
    Baleine à bosse
    Ballena jorobada
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal is often seen in open sea
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 1500 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 250 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 30 mns
  • Maximum age known : 50 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 5 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Krill - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species is classified asVulnerable

  • Phoca vitulina Distribution

    Harbour seal
    Gemeinsamer Seehund
    Gewone zeehond
    Phoque commun
    Foca comùn
    Foca comune
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 200 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 500 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 15 mns
  • Maximum age known : 38 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 4 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Phocoena phocoena Distribution

    Harbor Porpoise
    Gewöhnlicher Schweinswal
    Bruinvis
    Marsouin commun
    Marsopa Común
    Focena comune
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 190 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 220 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 6 mns
  • Maximum age known : 25 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 3 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Stenella frontalis Distribution

    Atlantic spotted dolphin
    Atlantische Fleckendelphin
    Gevlekte dofijn
    Dauphin tacheté Atlantique
    Delfín moteado
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 220 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 300 mètres
  • Maximum age known : 45 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Stenella coeruleoalba Distribution

    Striped dolphin
    Blau-Weiße delfin
    Gestreepte Dolfijn
    Dauphin bleu
    Delfín listado
    Stenella striata
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal is often seen in open sea
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 250 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 200 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 8 mns
  • Maximum age known : 75 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 5 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Stenella longirostris Distribution

    Spinner dolphin
    Langschnauzen-Fleckendelphin
    Dauphin à long bec
    Delfin girador o acróbata de hocico largo
    Stenella dal lungo rostro
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 240 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 260 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 15 mns
  • Maximum age known : 50 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 5 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Trichechus manatus Distribution

    Manatee
    Seekuh
    Zeekoe
    Lamantin d'Amérique
    Manatí
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 450 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 15 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 20 mns
  • Maximum age known : 60 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is classified asEndangered

  • Tursiops truncatus Distribution

    Bottlenosed dolphin
    Grosser Tümmler
    Tuimelaar
    Grand dauphin
    Delfín nariz de botella
    Tursiope
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 400 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 300 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 15 mns
  • Maximum age known : 30 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Eels - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • tursiops aduncus Distribution

    Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin
    Grand dauphin de l'océan indien
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 260 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 200 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 15 mns
  • Maximum age known : 40 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 7 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

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