Chesapeake Bay Mammals

A guide to selected mammals of the Chesapeake Bay region

Choose a species to learn about its natural history and role in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

Bay Mammals

Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina

West Indian Manatee

West Indian Manatee

Trichechus manatus

Raccoon

Raccoon

Procyon lotor

White-Tail Deer

White-tail Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Eastern Grey Squirrel

Eastern Grey Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis (dark morph)

Groundhog

Groundhog

Marmota monax

Human

Human

Homo sapiens

Black Lab

Dog

Canis domesticus