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MAMMAL SPECIES

Whale List

The following whales are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Whales
Common Name Scientific Name
beaked whale sp. Mesoplodon sp.
Atlantic spotted dolphin

Stenella frontalis

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bottlenosed dolphin Tursiops truncatus

Download a List of Mammal Species (48kb pdf) found in the coral cap region of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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