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Cetaceans, Seals, Sea Turtles, and Coastal & Pelagic Birds of New York

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CETACEA

  • Suborder Mysticeti. The baleen whales

    • Family Balaenidae. Right Whales

    • Family Balaenopteridae. Rorquals

  • Suborder Odontoceti. The toothed whales

    • Family Delphinidae. Dolphins

    • Family Kogiidae. Pygmy sperm whales

      • Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale)

    • Family Monodontidae. Beluga and narwhal

      • Delphinapterus leucas (beluga whale)

    • Family Phocoenidae. Porpoises

      • Phocoena phocoena (harbor porpoise)

    • Family Physeteridae. Sperm whale

    • Family Ziphiidae. Beaked whales

      • Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's beaked whale)

PINNIPEDIA

  • Family Phocidae (true seals)

SEA TURTLES

BIRDS

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  • Family Diomedeidae

    • Diomedea chlororhyncos (Yellow-nosed Albatross)

  • Family Laridae

    • Chroicophalus philadelphia (Bonaparte’s Gull)

    • Hydroprogne caspia (Caspian Tern)

    • Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)

    • Larus delawarensis (Ring-billed Gull)

    • Larus hyperboreus (Glaucus Gull)

    • Larus marinus (Greater Black-backed Gull)

    • Larus tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)

    • Leucophaeus atricilla (Laughing Gull)

    • Stercorarius parasiticus (Parasitic Jaeger)

    • Stercorarius pomarinus (Pomarine Jaeger)

    • Sterna dougallii (Roseate Tern)

    • Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)

    • Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern)

    • Thalasseus maximus ((Royal Tern)

  • Family Hydrobatidae

    • Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson’s Storm Petrel)

    • Oceanodroma leucorhoa(Leach’s Storm Petrel)

  • Family Phalacrocoracidae

    • Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)

    • Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)

  • Family Phalaropodidae

    • Phalaropus tricolor (Wilson’s Phalarope)

    • Phalaropus lobatus (Red-necked Phalarope)

  • Family Procellariidae

    • Calonectris diomedea (Cory’s Shearwater)

    • Fulmarus glacialis (Northern Fulmar)

    • Puffinus gravis (Greater Shearwater)

    • Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)

    • Puffinus lherminieri (Audubon’s Shearwater)

    • Puffinus puffinus (Manx Shearwater)

  • Family Sulidae

    • Sula bassana (Northern Gannet)

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