• Mammal Species List - Wollongong

    Below is the list of the 30 cetacean species thus far seen on Wollongong pelagic boat trips.

    C – Common
    F – Frequent
    U – Uncommon
    O – Occasionally observed
    R – Rarely observed
    V – Very rarely observed



    Species No.
    Species
    Status
    Season
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
    Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
    Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus
    Fin Whale, Balaenoptera physalus
    Sei Whale, Balaenoptera borealis
    Bryde’s Whale, Balaenoptera edeni
    Dwarf Minke Whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata
    Antarctic Minke Whale Balaenoptera bonaerensis
    Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus
    Pygmy Sperm Whale, Kogia breviceps
    Bottle-nosed Whale, Hyperoodon planifrons
    Sheperd’s Beaked Whale, Tasmacetus sheperdi
    Arnoux’s Beaked Whale, Beradius arnuxii
    Cuvier’s or Goose-Beaked Whale, Ziphius cavirostris
    True's or Wonderful Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon mirus
    Blainville’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon densirostris
    Strap-Toothed beaked Whale, Mesoplodon layardii
    Orca Killer-Whale, Orcinus orca
    False Killer Whale, Pseudorca crassidens
    Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa attenuata
    Short-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus
    Long- finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala melaena
    Melon-headed Whale, Peponocephala electra
    Dusky Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obscurus
    Fraser’s Dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei
    Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (in & offshore forms), Tursiops aduncus
    Spotted Dolphin, Stenella attenuata
    Striped Dolhpin, Stenella caeruleoalba
    Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin, Stenella longirostris
    Short-beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis
    Risso’s Dolphin, Grampus griseus
    U
    C
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    F
    R
    V
    R
    U
    R
    V
    V
    V
    R
    U
    F
    F
    U
    O
    V
    V
    C
    O
    R
    O
    C
    F

    6 to 10
    6 to 11
    6 to 10
    6 to 10
    6 to 10
    12 to 4
    6 to 10
    1 to 12
    6 to 10
    7
    7 to 8
    6 to 10
    1 to 4
    10
    10 to 11
    10 to 11
    6 to 10
    12 to 4
    8 to 4
    12 to 4
    6 to 12
    12 to 4
    6
    3
    1 to 12
    1 to 4
    2 to 4
    8 to 11
    1 to 12
    11 to 4