Baleen Whales use Baleen, several plates, replacing teeth, to feed. They are very large and almost impossible to keep in captivity. This action has only been once, twice, or thrice. They include Grey Whales, Right Whales, Omoura's Whales, and Blue Whales. They are not Sperm Whales.

Toothed Whales have teeth to feed. The most known Whales of this group are most probably the Narwhal and Beluga. Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales and Beaked Whales and Porpoises consist of this group too.

Dolphins are very curious and intellegent animals. They are very popular amongst the ocean's creatures and are kept all over the world. They consist of Orcas and.. Dolphins! They are fun amongst cetacean trainers.


Gray Whale

Blue Whale

Humpback Whale

Northern Right Whale

Southern Right Whale

Bowhead Whale

Bryde's Whale

Pygmy Bryde's Whale

Pygmy Blue Whale

Finback Whale

Eden's Whale

Omura's Whale

Sei Whale

Common (or Northern) Minke Whale

Southern Minke Whale

Short-Finned Pilot Whale

Long-Finned Pilot Whale

Harbor Porpoise


Finless Porpoise

Spectacled Porpoise

Burmeister's Porpoise

Dall's Porpoise



Sperm Whale

Dwarf Sperm Whale

Pygmy Sperm Whale

Arnoux's Beaked Whale

Baird's Beaked Whale

Hector's Beaked Whale

True's Beaked Whale

Gervais' Beaked Whale

Sowerby's Beaked Whale

Gray's Beaked Whale

Pygmy Beaked Whale

Andrew's Beaked Whale

Bahamonde's Beaked Whale

Hubbs' Beaked Whale

Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale

Stejneger's Beaked Whale

Strap-Toothed Beaked Whale

Blainville's Beaked Whale

Perrin's Beaked Whale

Deraniyagala's Beaked Whale

Sheperd's Beaked Whale

Cuvier's Beaked Whale

Bottlenose Whales

Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

False Orca


Irwaddy's Dolphin

Whale Quiz


A. This is the largest of the toothed whales. It lives for 70 years and can easily be mistaken for a baleen whale with a round head.

B. This in fact books and encyclopedias is sometimes mentioned as "a big dolphin", when it is actually a very small whale, small enough to fit in aquariums.

C. This whale is very large indeed. It takes the cake for the largest animal, and largest whale.

D. This whale has a tusk.

E. This whale is white.