Species Information

Whale and dolphin species of interest for whale watching around the world

Would you like to learn more about the species that can be observed in different locations around the world?  Click on one of the icons below for more detailed species descriptions and information about their distribution, ecology, and conservation status.  While there are over 80 species of whales and dolphins, here we feature 20 species of interest for whale watching. You can also download a series of A4 PDF factsheets  or consult a table with the latest global population estimates of most whale species.

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