ANTARCTIC Ocean
mammals

The mammals of the oceans around Antarctica...

Pinnipeds: Seals

True Seals

Leopard Seal eating penguin. After Orca, this is the main predator in Antarctic waters. 

Cetaceans: Whales & Dolphins

whale blow

Toothed whales

Baleen Whales

Balaenoptera physalus, 'Fin Whale'. Second largest animal in the world, after Blue Whale. Found in oceans worldwide, but only common in colder waters.

Megaptera novaeangliaeHumpback Whale 'hump back' and fin.

Humpback Whale feeding.

For the page on the Antarctic Oceans
For the page on the sea-birds of the Antarctic Oceans


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea.