Only 1 in 20 people can name each of these marine mammals from one image! Can you?

By: Chelsea
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Marine mammals rely on the ocean and other marine ecosystems for their survival - snf d. They include animals such as seals, whales, manatees, sea otters and polar bears. Think you've got what it takes to identify these marine mammals from just a picture? Take a shot at it!

Odobenus Rosmarus is the scientific name for the walrus; in Latin, it means tooth-walking sea horse. There are Atlantic and Pacific walruses, with Pacific walruses being larger than Atlantic.

Other names for a polar bear are ice bear, sea bear and even lord of the Arctic. Although they look white, their hair has no color -- it reflects light. It is also so insulating that a bear can quickly overheat while active.

Of the weasel group, sea otters are the heaviest. They're also the second smallest marine animal. Sea otters stay warm without blubber because their fur is very thick -- the thickest in the animal kingdom!

A bull Steller sea lion is three times as big as a female. Steller sea lions are very social, and often they flock together on a beach or shore.

Marine otters look similar to other otters, except that their tails are shorter. They have course fur, plus slitlike nostrils that can closed while swimming. Male and female marine otters look the same.

Male and female South American sea lions can be distinguished by their size and other physical traits. Males are twice the size of females, stand more upright and have a mane.

The California sea lion is the fastest of all the sea lions and seals. It is the species usually seen in circuses and is very sleek.

Orcas, or killer whales, are at the top of the food chain and are excellent predators - they're sometimes called the wolves of the sea. Their teeth can be four inches long, which helps them snatch sea lions and seals from the shore.

Humpback whales are known for their sequences, or songs, of moans and cries. These can last for hours, leading scientists to believe that these whales use them during mating rituals and for other communication.

These creatures will go over 3,000 feet underwater to catch their prey - squid. Their protruding foreheads and gigantic heads make them distinguishable from other types of whales.

Belugas and narwhals are related - their hybrid offspring are called narlugas! Beluga whales, known for their white color and rounded heads, are sociable animals that travel in pods. They can dive deep into the ocean, even 800 meters!

This species of porpoise, which lacks a dorsal fin, lives in Asian waters, especially in the Indian Ocean, Western Pacific and Yangtze. They eat squid, shrimp and even octopus.

This animal's head is triangular in shape and its beak is small. The Dall's porpoise can have almost 100 teeth, separated by growths called "gum teeth."

Until 2005, the Australian snubfin dolphin was thought to be the irrawaddy dolphin, just with a different color. Actually, the two are different but related species. The Australian snubfin is three-colored.

This species of dolphin is one of the few freshwater dolphins in existence. They are practically blind, and are also known as the "blind dolphin."

The fin whale travels throughout all of the oceans. It would rather be alone than in a pod and can reach a swimming speed of 35 miles per hour, due to its aerodynamic body structure.

The vaquita, or "panda of the sea," is an endangered cetacean - the most endangered marine mammal. The name is Spanish for "little cow."

"Sei" means 'pollock" in Norwegian, which is a type of fish; this name came about because it was noticed that the sei whales and pollock came out at the same times. These whales are endangered.

The leopard seal eats fish, krill, penguins and other animals; they are very aggressive and are not to be challenged when they are killing their prey. When killing an animal for food, they grab the victim with their teeth and pound it against the ground until it dies.

This species of whale mostly lives in the deep parts of the ocean, and will dive up to 10,000 feet. It looks like a giant bottlenose dolphin.

Narwhal whales only have two teeth, and the male's most noticeable tooth can grow to be almost 9 feet long. This tooth grows out of its mouth and looks almost like a giant sword. It is the only known straight tusk.

Chinese dolphins can be white, light pink or light gray. Some have a light pink color because their blood vessels are adapting to water temperature changes as they move from place to place, according to scientists. Also, the color may intensify with age.

The dusky dolphin is small in size, lacks a beak and has an evenly sloped head. A male and female differ in that the male's dorsal fin curves more than the female's.

The Subantarctic and Antarctic Oceans are home to this rare dolphin. Its black-and-white coloring looks like the shape of an hourglass, which is why it has the name hourglass dolphin.

Tropical and sub-tropical waters are home to the melon headed whale, which is actually in the dolphin family. Their diet consists of crustaceans, fish and squid.

These dolphins have a slender body and no dorsal fin; the males are bigger than the females. They typically go about in pods of 100-200, and also sometimes are with other species of dolphins.

The spinner dolphin lives in tropical waters and is known for doing all sorts of acrobatics, such as spinning leaps. They are known for approaching boats in Hawaii and making people aboard feel as though they've been greeted.

Another name for the minke whale is the little piked whale. They do not spend much time at the surface of the water, and can swim up to 24 miles per hour.

The bearded seal's body is quite large in proportion to its head and front flippers. It spends most of its time alone, and on ice blocks, near a breathing hole, in case a quick escape is necessary.

Few to no humans live on the northern Hawaiian islands that these seals use as their home. Hawaiian monk seals can live to be up to 30 years old, and weigh up to 600 pounds.

Spotted seals have gray and dark spots and live in the North Pacific. They can grow to a length of almost seven feet, and weigh up to 330 pounds.

Galapagos sea lions live in the Galapagos Islands and Isla de la Plata. They are playful creatures and make dog-like barking noises.

New Zealand, Australia, the Chatham Islands and the Subantarctic Islands are where the New Zealand fur seal lives. They are the most common seal in New Zealand and are also known as the Kekeno.

Australian sea lions eat a lot of food, sometimes even small penguins. They use their back teeth to crack open shells, if necessary, and also eat squid and many kinds of fish.

The spectacled porpoise mostly lives in the southern hemisphere. They are shy creatures that have a black back and white underside. The name is inspired by their black eyes with white rings.

When they are first born, they have a white coat to keep them warm. This coat will shed when the seal is approximately three weeks old. After about a month, the seal pup begins to live on its own rather than being taken care of by its mother.

Although foxes, killer whales and sharks prey upon the northern fur seal, there are still over one million of them in the Pacific Ocean. They are territorial and they feed mostly at night.

Baikal seals live only in the fresh water of the deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal. They are graceful and athletic swimmers, with large eyes. They can close their nostrils and ear passages underwater.

The Amazon river dolphin has chubby cheeks that can hold all of its (up to) 140 teeth! Its beak is long and narrow and they are white, gray or pink in color.

Other names for this porpoise are the spiny porpoise and sea pig. They are shy and swim away from boats and people, same as other species of porpoise.

As described in its name, this type of dolphin has a short beak that is often white, but not always. It's upper body, fins and flippers are all black. It hunts with a pod, so they can communicate and team up on prey.

Andrew's beaked whale was named after a specimen was collected in New Zealand. It is a whale that is very rarely seen, and is medium in size compared to other whales.

The west Indian manatee is a graceful swimmer and gentle. They have to come up to the surface of the water for air once every three to four minutes, or every 15 to 20 minutes when they are resting.

The tucuxi dolphin lives in the Amazon River and is small to mid-sized. They have been seen doing different kinds of acrobatics, including somersaults and slapping each other's tails.

The harbor porpoise usually lives in shallow water, usually less than 500 feet deep. They tend to stay near shore and live in west Africa, the north Atlantic, the north Pacific and the Black Sea.

Risso's dolphins live in deep temperate and tropical waters. They can be identified from other species of dolphins by their battered-looking skin. This is because they use their teeth for playing or fighting, which marks their skin and leaves it looking scarred.

Humpback Whales can grow to be between 79,000 lbs and 80,000 lbs.

Dugongs are similar to manatees in both behaviors and physical traits. The main difference is that a dugong's tail has two pointed projections, similar to a whale's tail, while a manatee's tail has only one rounded lobe.

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