Shout Out to Our Wikipedia Editors and Updated Species Listings on Wikipedia

We are pleased to share with you a recent list of Wiki species pages updated and curated by students across the world. Big thanks and kudos to all the Wiki curators involved in creating these pages. The development of marine mammal species Wikipedia pages is part of the Society of Marine Mammalogy’s education initiative to attract and engage our diverse student community. The curation of Wiki pages allows students and early-career researchers to meaningfully contribute to marine mammal education. Species pages follow a shared template and are reviewed by at least two experts. The multiyear project also allows students to refine their literature reviewing and technical writing skills, build species-specific knowledge, and cultivate new professional contacts in the marine mammal scientific community. New species pages will be added as they are completed. If you are interested in becoming a Wiki Curator, please email

Andrews’ beaked whale, Mesoplodon bowdoini DD

Mackenzie Griffin

Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella LC

Giulia Roncon

Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus EN (ssp. musculus – northern blue whale NE, ssp. brevicauda – pygmy blue whale DD, ssp. intermedia – southern blue whale CR, ssp. indica – great Indian blue whale NE, unnamed subspecies – Chilean blue whale NE)

Angela Szesciorka

Dall’s porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli LC (ssp. dalli – Dalli-type Dall’s porpoise NE, ssp. truei – Truei-type Dall’s porpoiseNE)

Kimberly Nielsen

Galápagos fur seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis EN

Sakile Johnson

Hourglass dolphin, Lagenorhynchus cruciger LC

Simeon Abidari

Hubbs’ beaked whale, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi DD

Mackenzie Griffin

Melon-headed whale, Peponocephala electra LC

Vicki Hamilton

Narwhal, Monodon monoceros NT

Liza Tsitrin

Northern right whale dolphin, Lissodelphis borealis LC

Jenny Bachmann

Perrin’s beaked whale, Mesoplodon perrini DD

Tiffany Stoeckig

Short-finned pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus DD

Liza Tsitrin

Southern bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon planifrons LC

Savannah Geiger

Killer whale, Orcinus orca

Melanie Smith

Vaquita, Phocoena sinus CR

Kimberly Nielsen

Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii LC

Giulia Roncon