Ceteceans

Cetacea (/sɪˈtʃə/) is a widely distributed and diverse clade of aquatic mammals that today consists of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Cetaceans are carnivorous and finned. Most species live in the sea, some in rivers. The name is derived from the Latin cetus “whale”, itself from the Greek κῆτος kētos “huge fish”.

There are around 89 extant species, which are divided into two groups or parvorders, the Odontoceti or toothed whales, a group of more than 70 species that includes the dolphins, porpoises, belugas, narwhals, sperm and beaked whales, and the Mysticeti or baleen whales, of which there are now 15 species. The extinct ancestors of modern whales are the Archaeoceti.

Indo Pacific humpback dolphin fluke - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Group of Risso’s dolphins - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin diving near the shore - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin dorsal fin dive - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Info Pacific Humpback dolphin tail slapping - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Indo-pacific humpback dolphin surfacing - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Indo-pacific humpback dolphin breaching - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Indo-pacific humpback dolphin passing by the boat - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin diving - Nature Stock Photo Agency
False killer whale taking a breath while passing - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Striped dolphin on the run in front of Pico - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Risso’s dolphins synchronized swimming - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Areal view of Tenerife with short-finned pilot whale - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Risso dolphin on the surface - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Fin whale in front of agrarian coast of Pico - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue whale taking a breath in front of Pico - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Gray whale fluke in illuminated ocean - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Fin whale in front of the coast of Pico - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Risso dolphin in front of the coast - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Male killer whale taking a breath - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue whale fluke in the Azores - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Killer whales in the knight inlet with passing boat - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Gray whale fluke with light spectacle - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Group of false killer whales - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue whale diving near Pico shores - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Big orca male dorsal fin - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Humpback whale tail - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Gray whale fluke - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Elusive Dall’s porpoise - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Fin whale in front of the Azorean coast - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue whale fluke right before the dive - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue whale fluke with a bunch of stool - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue whale in front of Pico island, Azores - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Blue whale dorsal fin - Nature Stock Photo Agency
Big killer whale male in Shetland - Nature Stock Photo Agency
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