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Several species of whale and dolphin are present in Falklands waters, but these have not been studied in detail. Species which have been recorded in Falklands waters are listed below in approximate order of abundance, starting with the most commonly sighted species:

  • Commerson's Dolphin
    (Cephalorhynchus commersonii)

  • Peale's Dolphin
    (Lagenorhynchus australis)

  • Long-finned Pilot Whale
    (Globicephala melas)

  • Orca
    (Orcinus orca)

  • Spectacled Porpoise
    (Phocoena dioptrica)

  • Sperm Whale
    (Physeter macrocephalus)

  • Dusky Dolphin
    (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)

  • Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphisperonii)

  • Minke Whale
    (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)

  • Arnoux's Beaked Whale
    (Berardius arnuxii)

  • Southern Bottlenose Whale
    (Hyperoodon planifrons)

  • Hourglass Dolphin
    (Lagenorhynchus cruciger)

  • Gray's Beaked Whale
    (Mesoplodon grayi)

  • Hector's Beaked Whale
    (Mesoplodon hectori)

  • Strap-toothed Beaked Whale
    (Mesoplodon layardii)

  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    (Tursiops truncatus)

  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale
    (Ziphius cavirostris)

  • Fin Whale
    (Balaenoptera physalus)

  • Sei Whale
    (Baleanoptera borealis)

  • Pygmy Right Whale
    (Caperea marginata)

  • Southern Right Whale
    (Eubalaena australis)

  • Humpback Whale
    (Megaptera novae-angliae)

  • Blue Whale
    (Balaenoptera musculus)


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