Cetacean species Database

26 species found
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME SUBORDER FAMILY DORSAL FIN MIN SIZE MAX SIZE MAX WEIGHT HEMISPHERE
Atlantic spotted dolphin Stenella frontalis Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 1.70 m 2.30 m 140 kg Both
Blainville’s beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris Odontoceti Ziphiidae Yes 4.50 m 6.00 m 1.50 t Both
Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus Mysticeti Balaenopteridae Yes 24.00 m 33.00 m 173.00 t Both
Bryde's whale Balaenoptera brydei Mysticeti Balaenopteridae Yes 9.00 m 15.50 m 26.00 t Both
Common bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 1.90 m 3.90 m 650 kg Both
Common minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata Mysticeti Balaenopteridae Yes 7.00 m 10.00 m 15.00 t Both
Cuvier’s beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris Odontoceti Ziphiidae Yes 5.50 m 7.00 m 3.00 t Both
Dwarf sperm whale Kogia sima Odontoceti Kogiidae Yes 2.10 m 2.70 m 275 kg Both
False killer whale Pseudorca crassidens Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 4.30 m 6.00 m 1.20 t Both
Fin whale Balaenoptera physalus Mysticeti Balaenopteridae Yes 18.00 m 27.00 m 80.00 t Both
Gervais’ beaked whale Mesoplodon europaeus Odontoceti Ziphiidae Yes 4.50 m 5.20 m 2.00 t North
Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae Mysticeti Balaenopteridae Yes 11.50 m 15.00 m 30.00 t Both
Long-finned pilot whale Globicephala melas Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 3.80 m 6.00 m 3.50 t Both
North Atlantic right whale Eubalaena glacialis Mysticeti Balaenidae No 11.00 m 18.00 m 80.00 t North
Northern bottlenose whale Hyperoodon ampullatus Odontoceti Ziphiidae Yes 7.00 m 9.00 m 7.50 t North
Orca Orcinus orca Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 6.00 m 9.80 m 8.00 t Both
Pygmy sperm whale Kogia breviceps Odontoceti Kogiidae Yes 2.70 m 3.40 m 400 kg Both
Risso's dolphin Grampus griseus Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 2.60 m 3.80 m 500 kg Both
Rough-toothed dolphin Steno bredanensis Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 2.10 m 2.60 m 150 kg Both
Sei whale Balaenoptera borealis Mysticeti Balaenopteridae Yes 12.00 m 16.00 m 30.00 t Both
Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 1.70 m 2.50 m 130 kg Both
Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 3.60 m 6.50 m 4.00 t Both
Sowerby’s beaked whale Mesoplodon bidens Odontoceti Ziphiidae Yes 4.00 m 4.50 m 1.30 t North
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus Odontoceti Physeteridae No 11.00 m 18.00 m 50.00 t Both
Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba Odontoceti Delphinidae Yes 1.80 m 2.50 m 150 kg Both
True’s beaked whale Mesoplodon mirus Odontoceti Ziphiidae Yes 4.90 m 5.30 m 1.50 t Both
Live Updates

by CW Azores

  • Welcome to the CW Azores Live dashboard!
  • Here you will see real-time whale and dolphin 🐳🐬 sighting updates from our boats, along with other interesting insights 😉
  • Using environmental DNA (eDNA) to monitor biodiversity in the North-East Atlantic and Mediterranean. CW Azores is an official partner of the project. Learn more...
  • LIVE TOUR
    Our boat BWA left port at 2024-3-2 10:14 AM (UTC Time) for a Whale Watching tour.
    Species seen so far:
    Blue whale
    Short-beaked common dolphin
    The Live button will pulse each time a new sighting is recorded by our crew.