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Whale Watching - Far North / Tweed Coast, NSW Australia  Dorothy Latimer, July, 2007

There are a number of different species of whales. Following are some more facts about whales, that include their common name and scientific name.

More Whale Facts
Common Name Scientific Name Location
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Dwarf Sperm Whale Kogia simus Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
False Killer Whale Pseudorca crassidens Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Killer Whale (Orca) Orcinus orca Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Long-Finned Pilot Whale Globicephala melas Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Longman's Beaked Whale Peponocephala electra Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Pygmy Killer Whale Feresa attenuata Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Pygmy Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Short-Finned Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhynchus Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Source: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Fauna and Flora of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, January 2001.

 
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