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Marine Mammals

Mamíferos marinos

Mamíferos marinos
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n. dolphin

Translation: delfín

Definition of dolphin in English

Carnivorous cetacean, toothed and of medium size, between 2 and 9 m (6-30 ft) in length, that has has an elongated snout, typically grey skin, great intelligence, and a friendly nature, which uses echolocation to sense its surroundings.

Definition of dolphin in Spanish

Cetáceo carnívoro dentado de tamaño medio, entre 2 y 9 m (6-30 ft) de longitud, hocico alargado, piel generalmente gris, gran inteligencia y carácter amistoso, que emplea ecolocalización para conocer su entorno.

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n. porpoise

Translation: marsopa

Definition of porpoise in English

Carnivorous cetacean, toothed and of small size, between 1 and 2.3 m in length, that has a muscular body, a rounded snout, and a shy nature, which uses echolocation to sense its surroundings.

Definition of porpoise in Spanish

Cetáceo carnívoro dentado de pequeño tamaño, entre 1 y 2,3 m de longitud, cuerpo robusto, hocico redondeado y carácter tímido, que utiliza ecolocalización para conocer su entorno.

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n. manatee

Translation: manatí

Definition of manatee in English

Aquatic mammal, herbivorous and of large size, between 2 and 6 m (6 ft 7 in-19 ft 8 in) in length, with two front fins and a fin-like tail, slow-moving and docile.

Definition of manatee in Spanish

Mamífero acuático herbívoro de gran tamaño, entre 2 y 6 m (6 ft 7 in-19 ft 8 in) de longitud, con dos aletas delanteras y cola en forma de aleta horizontal, que se mueve con lentitud y se caracteriza por su docilidad.

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n. elephant seal

Translation: elefante marino

Definition of elephant seal in English

Large pinniped of the seal family, between 3 and 5 m in length, earless with flippers and a large snout that, in the male, resembles a trunk.

Definition of elephant seal in Spanish

Pinnípedo perteneciente a la familia de la foca, de gran tamaño, entre 3 y 5 m de longitud, y extremidades en forma de aleta, que carece de orejas externas y posee un hocico grande que, en el caso del macho, tiene forma de trompa.

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n. walrus

Translation: morsa

Definition of walrus in English

Pinniped of large size, between 3 and 4 m in length, with short fur, flippers, and two large tusks, which lacks external ears and is native to the Arctic.

Definition of walrus in Spanish

Pinnípedo de gran tamaño, entre 3 y 4 m de longitud, pelaje corto y dos colmillos grandes y salientes, que carece de orejas externas, natural del Ártico.

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n. fur seal

Translation: oso marino

Definition of fur seal in English

Pinniped of medium size, between 1.5 and 2 m (4 ft 11 in-6 ft 7 in) in length, that has dense fur with two layers of hair, large flippers, and external ears.

Definition of fur seal in Spanish

Pinnípedo de tamaño medio, entre 1,5 y 2 m (4 ft 11 in-6 ft 7 in) de longitud, pelaje muy tupido, con dos capas de pelo, y extremidades grandes en forma de aleta, que posee orejas externas.

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n. sea lion

Translation: león marino

Definition of sea lion in English

Pinniped of medium size, between 2 and 3 m long, that has a long neck, large flippers, and external ears.

Definition of sea lion in Spanish

Pinnípedo de tamaño medio, entre 2 y 3 m de longitud, cuello largo y extremidades grandes en forma de aleta, que posee orejas externas.

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n. seal

Translation: foca

Definition of seal in English

Pinniped, between 2 and 5 m long, with short fur and flippers, which lacks external ears and spends most of its time in the water.

Definition of seal in Spanish

Pinnípedo de entre 2 y 5 m de longitud, pelaje corto y extremidades en forma de aleta orientadas hacia atrás, que carece de orejas externas y pasa la mayor parte del tiempo en el agua.