ARCTIC Ocean Ocean
mammals

The mammals of the open waters of the Arctic Ocean...

Order Cetartiodactyla: Even-toed Ungulates and Cetaceans

Infraorder Cetacea: Dolphins and Whales

Family Balaenopteridae

Balaenoptera physalus, 'Fin Whale',  (Ilulissat, Greenland).

Megaptera novaeangliae, 'Humpback Whale' with small curved fin atop 'humped' back, (Ilulissat, Greenland).

The tail (fluke) of the 'Humpback Whale' is usually seen when the animal is diving (Ilulissat, Greenland).


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.