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Killer Whales

What are marine mammals?

Marine mammals are animals that spend the majority of their lives in or near the sea. Animals like dolphins, whales, seals, manatees, sea otters and even polar bears are considered marine mammals. Do you want to know more? Great! Try the links below!

What would you like to learn about?

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses

Manatees and Dugongs

Other Marine Mammals

Student Resources

If you are looking for a specific page or species, please consult the Table of Contents!

This portion of the MML website is intended for a student audience and their educators.
Information within the education website should not be cited in scientific journals or publications.

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