The short finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) is one of the two species of pilot whale. They are a cetacean in the genus Globicephala, which it shares with the long-finned pilot whale. Short-finned pilot whales are part of the oceanic dolphin family Delphinidae … [Read more...]
What Animals Live In The Atlantic Ocean?
The Atlantic Ocean makes about 29% of the total world ocean waters.
It is home to a wide variety of aquatic plant life and marine animals, both vertebrates and invertebrates. Here are a selection of animal species that call this ocean their home.
Brydes Whale Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera edeni) are the least known and in many ways the most unusual of the rorquals, a group that includes blue whales and humpback whales. Bryde’s whales are named for Johan Bryde, a Norwegian who built the first whaling stations in South … [Read more...]
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale and is one of the larger rorqual species. Adults range in length from 12 to 19 meters (40 to 70 feet) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 pounds). The humpback whale is the easiest baleen whale … [Read more...]
The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is one of four types of puffin and is a striking, pelagic sea bird. It is recognised by its brightly colored rounded beak and its similar appearance to a penguin. Also known as the 'Common Puffin', it is the only puffin species which is … [Read more...]
The Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) is an amazing bird that is a member of the shearwater family, a family of birds that consists of over twenty different species. Around the British Isles, it is the most commonly sighted of the shearwaters, The prefix Manx, meaning from the … [Read more...]