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  • Acipenser oxyrinchus

    Atlantic sturgeon

    The Atlantic sturgeon has a long, pointed, upturned snout, with four barbels in front of the mouth, on the underside. It has five rows of bony plates on the back and sides.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Acipenseriformes
    Family
    Acipenseridae
  • Anarhichas lupus

    Atlantic wolffish

    The Atlantic wolffish has a long dorsal fin, extending from the back of the head to the tail. Its anal fin is shorter.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Anarhichadidae
  • Icterus galbula

    Baltimore oriole

    The upper parts of the adult male are black and the under parts bright orange. Its head is completely black. The female has olive green upper parts and dull orange under parts.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Icteridae
  • Dipturus laevis

    Barndoor skate

    This skate has a flattened body, a pointed snout and fairly smooth skin. There are several mucous pores marked with black spots on its ventral surface, and several rows of spines on its tail.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Rajiformes
    Family
    Rajidae
  • Bucephala islandica

    Barrow's goldeneye

    This is a rather plump diving duck. The nuptial plumage of the male (black and white) is quite distinctive; notice the white crescent on the head, which is black with purple highlights.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Cepphus grylle

    Black guillemot

    The summer plumage is totally black, with the exception of a white patch on each wing. Its feet and the inside of its mouth are vermilion red.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Alcidae
  • Poecile atricapillus

    Black-capped chickadee

    A small bird, with black head and bib. The sides of its head and neck are white, its flanks are buff, its legs are grey and its beak, black. It is an acrobatic flyer.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Paridae
  • Nycticorax nycticorax

    Black-crowned night-heron

    The back, beak and top of the black-crowned night-heron adult's head are black. The tops of the wings and tail are silvery grey, the eyes red and the feet yellowish.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    pelecaniformes
    Family
    Ardeidae (herons)
  • Rissa tridactyla

    Black-legged kittiwake

    In summer, the head, neck and underside of the adult's body are white, its back and the topside of its wings silvery grey, and its wingtips, feet and eyes black.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Laridae (gulls)
  • Henricia sanguinolenta

    Blood sea star

    This rather soft-bodied sea star is covered with smooth skin. It is brightly coloured, ranging from blood red to orange and sometimes even yellow, mauve or spotted.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Spinulosida
    Family
    Echinasteridae