Antarctic Animals - Endangered or Vulnerable to Becoming Endangered in the Future

A list of the current status, population estimates and population trends of a range of Antarctic animals.

Common Name Scientific Name Status Population est. Pop. trend
Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis Vulnerable 7.500-8,000 Increasing
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis Endangered 30,000 ?
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Endangered 10,000-25,000 Increasing
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus Endangered 80,000 ?
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Least concern 30,000-40,000 Increasing
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus Near threatened 1.3 million pairs Decreasing
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Near threatened 595,000 Stable
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus Least concern 2 million pairs Increasing
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Vulnerable 1.23 million pairs Decreasing
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus Vulnerable 6.3 million pairs Decreasing
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Near threatened 2.37 million pairs Increasing
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Least concern 8 million Increasing
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua Near threatened 387,000 pairs Decreasing
Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis Critically endangered 170 Decreasing
Antipodean Albatross Diomedea antipodensis Vulnerable 44,500 Decreasing
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Critically endangered 7,100 Decreasing
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora Vulnerable 27,200 Stable
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Vulnerable 20,100 Decreasing
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi Endangered 25,000 Decreasing
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Endangered 30,000 Decreasing
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri Near threatened 64,000 Stable
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri Endangered 160,000 Decreasing
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta Near threatened 60,000-70,000 ?
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma Endangered 250,000 Decreasing
Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita Vulnerable 16,000 Increasing
Campbell Albatross Thalassarche impavida Vulnerable 24,600 Increasing
Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini Vulnerable 90,000 ?
White-capped Albatross Thalassarche steadi Near threatened 200,000 Decreasing
White-bellied Storm Petrel Fregetta grallaria grallaria Least concern 300,000 Decreasing
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata Least concern 140,000 ?
Subantarctic Fur Seal Arctocephalus tropicalis Least concern 310,000 Increasing
Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps Least concern ? ?
Southern Elephant Seal Mirounga leonina Least concern 650,000 ?
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea Least concern 3,000,000 Stable
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus Least concern 150,000 Increasing
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli Least concern 17,000-21,000 Increasing
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis Least concern 5,000,000 Stable
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta Least concern 150,000-200,000 Decreasing
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Endangered 9,000 Decreasing


Information from: Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Australia) / The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN Red List