Seven pinniped (seal) species are permanent residents in the NAMMCO management area. Some species, such as the ringed, bearded, harp, and hooded seals, and the walrus, live primarily on the sea ice, and are often called “ice seals.” Other species such as the harbour and grey seals live near the coast and can be called “coastal seals.” Read about the biology, conservation status, management, and research on these species on the following pages.

Six species of baleen whales and 10 species of toothed whales are common permanent residents in the NAMMCO management area. Read about the biology, conservation status, management, and research on these species on the following pages.

Baleen whales

Toothed whales

The following people provided assistance in creating the marine mammal information pages: Daniel Pike, Trish Lewis, Virginie Ramasco, Eva Garde and Eve Jourdain.

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