Of the many species of cetaceans, pinnipeds, turtles and sharks that occur in our waters, there are several commonly sighted or encountered that may end up stranding on Maritime shores. Profiles of these species can be found below. Canadian species conservation status as assessed either by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and/ or listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) is indicated for each species.

Cetaceans



Sea Turtles

Pinnipeds



Sharks