Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island

Checklist of Species

By: A. H. Kopelman

Cetaceans, Pelagic Birds, Seals, and Sea Turtles

  • CETACEA

    • Suborder Mysticeti. The baleen whales

      • Family Balaenidae. Right Whales

        • Eubalaena glacialis (Northern right whale)
      • Family Balaenopteridae. Rorquals
        • Balaenoptera acutorostrata (minke whale)
        • Balaenoptera borealis (sei whale)
        • Balaenoptera musculus (blue whale)
        • Balaenoptera physalus (fin whale)
        • Megaptera novaeangliae (humpback whale)
    • Suborder Odontoceti. The toothed whales
      • Family Delphinidae. Dolphins
        • Delphinus delphis (common dolphin)
        • Globicephala melas (long finned pilot whale)
        • Grampus griseus (Risso's dolphin)
        • Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic white-sided dolphin)
        • Lagenorhynchus albirostris (white beaked dolphin)
        • Orcinus orca (killer whale)
        • Stenella attenuata (pantropical spotted dolphin)
        • Stenella coeruleoalba (striped dolphin)
        • Tursiops truncatus (bottlenose dolphin)
    • 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
      • Physeter macrocephalus (sperm whale)
    • Family Ziphiidae. Beaked whales
      • Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's beaked whale)
      • Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby's beaked whales)
      • Mesoplodon mirus (True's beaked whale)

 

  • PELAGIC BIRDS

    • 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)
      • 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 borealis (Cory’s Shearwater)
      • Calonectris diomedea (Scopoli’s Shearwater)
      • Fulmarus glacialis (Northern Fulmar)
      • Ardenna gravis (Great Shearwater)
      • Ardenna grisea (Sooty Shearwater)
      • Puffinus lherminieri (Audubon’s Shearwater)
      • Puffinus puffinus (Manx Shearwater)
    • Family Sulidae
      • Sula bassana (Northern Gannet)

 

  • PINNIPEDIA

    • Family Phocidae (true seals)

      • Cystophora cristata (hooded seal)
      • Halichoerus grypus (grey seal)
      • Pagophilus groenlandicus (harp seal)
      • Phoca hispida (ringed seal)
      • Phoca vitulina (harbor seal)

 

  • SEA TURTLES

    • Family Cheloniidae

      • Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)
      • Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)
      • Lepidochelys kempi (Kemp's Ridley)
    • Family Dermochelyidae
      • Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)