Whales

Explore whale species & sightings

Did you know that the waters of UK and Europe are home to over a third of the whale, dolphin and porpoise species worldwide?

Beluga whale

Beluga whale

Delphinapterus leucas
Blue Whale

Blue whale

Balaenoptera musculus
Bowhead whale

Bowhead whale

Balaena mysticetus
Bryde’s whale

Bryde’s whale

Balaenoptera edeni
Cuvier’s beaked whale

Cuvier’s beaked whale

Ziphius cavirostris
Dwarf sperm whale

Dwarf sperm whale

Kogia sima
Fin whale

Fin whale

Balaenoptera physalus
Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Megaptera novaeangliae
Minke whale

Minke whale (Northern)

Balaenoptera actutorostrata
Narwhal

Narwhal

Monodon monoceros
North Atlantic Right whale

North Atlantic Right whale

Eubalaena glacialis
Northern bottlenose whale

Northern bottlenose whale

Hyperoodon ampullatus
Sei whale

Sei whale

Balaenoptera borealis
Sowerbys beaked whale

Sowerby’s beaked whale

Mesoplodon bidens
Sperm whale

Sperm whale

Physeter macrocephalus

Whales & sightings

Dolphins & sightings

Porpoises & sightings