In the United States, all marine mammals are protected by the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, and some are additionally protected by the Endangered Species Act.  When viewing marine mammals, please make sure you are aware of your region’s approach regulations and responsible viewing guidelines to make sure your viewing activities keep the animals safe, and aren’t accidentally violating the law.

Organize by region:

Baleen Whales

Fin Whale

Alaska & Atlantic

Gray Whale

Alaska

Humpback Whale

Alaska & Atlantic

Minke Whale

Alaska & Atlantic

Sei Whale

Alaska & Atlantic


Toothed Whales

Harbor porpoise

Alaska & Alantic

Killer whale

Alaska

Sperm whale

Alaska & Atlantic