Jamaica Environment Trust

Whale Facts

Who do whales belong to? Are whales eating all the fish? Why is a whale not a fish? What effect could whaling have on Tourism? Can whaling be sustainable? Find out more about wonderful whales and dolphins and whaling in the Caribbean from the Whale Facts series.

Marine Mammals in Jamaican Waters

While very few sightings have been accurately recorded, it is estimated that approximately 28 species of marine mammals live in Jamaican waters. Only a few of these species have actually been seen in our waters.

Earth Facts – Marine Mammals

Have you ever seen a whale or dolphin and wondered about them? What do they eat, do they live in Jamaica and why are they called marine mammals? This issue of Earth Facts will answer some basic questions about marine mammals.