The marine mammals of the Mediterranean Sea, like all other marine mammals, have their particular lifestyle and habitat. Some of them live in coastal areas, while others prefer the open sea, some prefer plankton, others fish or cephalopods.

This section shows you the main differences in how various cetaceans live, as well as their main anatomical features and behavioral characteristics. You’ll also find explanations about the Mediterranean and its status as a Large Marine Ecosystem, as well as descriptions of the food chain.