Marine Mammals (Cetacea)
137 images Created 27 May 2014
Marine Mammals are aquatic mammals, descending from various evolutionary ancestral lines, which depend on the sea for survival and spend all or much of their time in the water. Whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, sea otters, manatees and polar bears are all included by this definition. This gallery consists largely of those found off the North American continent. Those like me who live in New England are privileged to see the majestic and demonstrative Humpback Whales and their kin close at hand. Many are endangered and scarce, and are so protected, making close approaches only by their choice. I show you here some of my encounters. See also my Gallery: “Polar”.