Ocean City Marine Mammals and Mammalogy

Welcome to the Ocean City Marine Mammals and Mammalogy (the study of mammals) page, here we will document through photographs and videos the Land Mammals we have found around the Ocean City Maryland USA area…

What are Marine Mammals?
Marine mammals have the same characteristics as all other mammals, but they have adapted to living all or part of their life in the ocean. To keep warm in the ocean, most of them depend on a thick layer of blubber (or fat).

Learn more about Marine Mammals at The Marine Mammal Center… Click Here!

Digging a little deeper into Scientific Classifications or Taxonomy of Marine Mammals:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Tetrapoda
Clade: Mammaliaformes
Class: Mammalia

*Note: Though we break down Mammals for our Ocean City Animals Project to Land Mammals and Marine Mammals, they are of the same taxonomy to the Class level.

Check out The Marine Mammal Center on How to ID a Mammals… Click Here!

How Many Species Of Marine Mammals Are There?

There are about 125 species of Marine Mammals alive in the world today. They are categorized into five groups: pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, fur seals, and walruses), cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), sea otters, sirenians (dugongs and manatees), and polar bears.

How Many Types of Marine Mammals are in Maryland?

There are primarily three (3) species of Marine Mammals that visit the waters of Maryland; Toothed Whales (Odontocetes), Baleen Whales (Mysticetes) and Seals (Pinniped).

How Many Ocean City Marine Mammals Are There

See above, the list is the same as the Marine Mammals in Maryland.

Ocean City Marine Mammals

Clade: Pinnipedia > Family: Phocidae > Genus: Phoca >

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
– Photographer: Robert J Banach
– Date: Dec. 7, 2014
– Location: The beach, Ocean City, MD USA

Seal Sighting on December 7, 2014 | Ocean City Marine Mammals

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