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Whales and Dolphins (Cetaceans)

Six species of baleen whales and 10 species of toothed whales are common permanent residents in the NAMMCO management area.Detailed information can be found about the fin whale, the minke whales, the beluga, the narwhal and the pilot whale on the following pages.

Baleen Whales

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Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)

Nebbafiskur (Faroese), Tikaagulliusaq (Greenlandic), Langreyður (Icelandic), Finnhval (Norwegian)

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Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)

Sildreki (Faroese), Tikaagullik (Greenlandic), Hrefna (Icelandic), Vågehval (Norwegian)

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Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

Royður (Faroese), Tunnulik (Greenlandic), Steypireyður (Icelandic), Blåhval (Norwegian)

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Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)

Seihvalur (Faroese), Tikaagulliusaarnaq (Greenlandic) Sandreyður (Icelandic), Seihval (Norwegian)

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Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Kúlubøka (Faroese), Qipoqqaq (Greenlandic), Hnúfubakur (Icelandic), Knøl (Norwegian)

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Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus)

Grønlandsslettubøka (Faroese), Arfivik (Greenlandic), Norðhvalur (Icelandic), Grønlandshval (Norwegian)

Toothed Whales

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Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)

Hvítafiskur (Faroese), Qilalugaq qaqortaq (Greenlandic), Mjalður (Icelandic), Hvithval (Norwegian)

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Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)


Náhvalur(Faroese), Qilalugaq qernertaq(Greenlandic), Náhvalur(Icelandic), Narhval (Norwegian)

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Long-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala melaena)


Grindahvalur (Faroese), Niisarna (Greenlandic), Grindahvalur(Icelandic), Grindhval (Norwegian)

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Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Avgustur (Faroese), Kigutilissuaq (Greenlandic), Búrhvalur (Icelandic), Kaskelott (Norwegian)

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Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus)

Døglingur (Faroese), Anarnaq (Greenlandic), Andarnefja (Icelandic), Nebbhval (Norwegian)

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Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

Mastrahvalur (Faroese), Aarluk (Greenlandic), Háhyrningur (Icelandic), Spekkhogger (Norwegian)

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White Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)

Skjórutur springari (Faroese), Aarluarsuk (Greenlandic), Leiftur (Icelandic), Kvitskjeving (Norwegian)

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White Beaked Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris)

Kjafthvítur springari (Faroese), Aarluarsuk (Greenlandic), Hnýðingur (Icelandic), Kvitnos (Norwegian)

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Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Hvessingur (Faroese), Stökkull (Icelandic), Tumler (Norwegian)

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Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Nýsa (Faroese), Niisa (Greenlandic), Hnís a (Icelandic), Nise (Norwegian)