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 Least concern 7.500 - 8,000 ?
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis Endangered 50,000 Increasing
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Endangered 5,000 - 15,000 Increasing
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus Vulnerable 100,000 Increasing
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Least concern 84,000 Increasing
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus Least concern 2.2 - 3.2 million Decreasing
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Near threatened 600,000 Decreasing
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus Least concern 2 million pairs Increasing
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome Vulnerable 2.5 million Decreasing
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus Vulnerable 6.3 million pairs Decreasing
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Least concern 10 million Increasing
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Least concern 8 million Decreasing
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua Least concern 774,000 pairs Stable
Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis Endangered 92 Increasing
Antipodean Albatross Diomedea antipodensis Endangered 50,000 Decreasing
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Critically endangered 3,400 - 4,800 Decreasing
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora Vulnerable 27,200 Stable
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Vulnerable 20,100 Decreasing
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi Endangered 17,000 Decreasing
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Endangered 21,000 - 28,000 Decreasing
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri Near threatened 50,000 - 100,000 Stable
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri Endangered 82,000 Decreasing
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta Near threatened 30,000 Stable
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma Endangered 250,000 Decreasing
Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita Vulnerable 11,000 Stable
Campbell Albatross Thalassarche impavida Vulnerable 43,000 Increasing
Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini Vulnerable 80,000 ?
White-capped Albatross Thalassarche steadi Near threatened 200,000 Decreasing
Southern Elephant Seal Mirounga leonina Least concern 325,000 Stable
Sub Antarctic Fur Seal Arctocephalus tropicalis Least concern 200,000 Stable
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea Least concern 3,000,000 Decreasing
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus Least concern 95,000 - 110,000 Increasing
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli Least concern 23,600 Increasing
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis Least concern 5,000,000 Stable
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta Least concern 150,000-200,000 Decreasing
White-bellied Storm Petrel Fregetta grallaria grallaria Least concern 300,000 Decreasing
Antarctic Tern Sterna vittata Least concern 140,000 ?
Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps Least concern ? ?
Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti Endangered 6,000 Stable


Information from: Bird Life International / The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN Red List