According to the Ocean Affairs Council’s amendment dated April 28, 2020 and the protected marine wildlife list that became effective on June 1, 2020, Taiwan’s protected marine wildlife is as follows:
Marine mammals: sea otter, southern sea otter, marine otter, Antarctic fur seal, Juan Fernandez fur seal, Galapagos fur seal, Cape fur seal, Australasian fur seal, sub Antarctic fur seal, South American fur seal, Guadalupe fur seal (North American fur seal), elephant seal, Hawaiian monk seal, Mediterranean monk seal, Caribbean monk seal, bowhead whale, southern right whale, North Atlantic right whale, North Pacific right whale, common minke whale, Antarctic minke whale, Balaenoptera borealis , Bryde’s whale, blue whale, Omura’s whale, fin whale, humpback whale, Commerson’s dolphin, Chilean dolphin, Heaviside’s dolphin, Hector’s dolphin, short-beaked common dolphin, long-beaked common dolphin, pigmy killer whale, short-finned pilot whale, long-finned pilot whale, Risso’s dolphin, Fraser’s dolphin, white-beaked dolphin, Atlantic white-sided dolphin, dusky dolphin, Pacific white-sided dolphin, hourglass dolphin, Peale’s dolphin, northern right whale dolphin, southern right whale dolphin, Irrawaddy dolphin, short-fin dolphin, killer whale, melon-head whale, false killer whale, rough-toothed dolphin, tucuxi, Guiana dolphin, Australia humpback dolphin, Indo-Pacific hump back dolphin, Atlantic hump back dolphin, Chinese white dolphin, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, common bottlenose dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, spinner dolphin, pantropical spotted dolphin, clymene dolphin, striped dolphin, gray whale, Inia, pigmy sperm whale, dwarf sperm whale, baiji, beluga whale, narwhale, pigmy right whale, narrow-ridged finless porpoise, wide-ridged finless porpoise, vaquita, harbor porpoise, Burmeister’s porpoise, spectacled porpoise, Dall’s porpoise, sperm whale, South Asian river dolphin, La Plata dolphin, Baird’s beaked whale, Arnoux’s beaked whale, northern bottlenose whale, southern bottlenose whale, tropical bottlenose whale, Sowerby’s beaked whale, Blainville’s beaked whale, Gervais’ beaked whale, strap-toothed whale, Hector’s beaked whale, Gray’s beaked whale, Stejneger’s beaked whale, Andrew’s beaked whale, True’s beaked whale, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, Hubbs’ beaked whale, Perrin’s beaked whale, pygmy beaked whale, spade-toothed whale, shepherd’s beaked whale, Cuvier’s beaked whale, Indo-Pacific dugong, Amazonian manatee, West Indian manatee (North American manatee), and African manatee.
Seabirds: brown noddy, relict gull, bridled tern, Saunders’ gull, roseate tern, black-naped tern, little tern, greater crested tern, Chinese crested tern, Christmas frigatebird, Abbott’s bobby, Dalmatian pelican, short-tailed albatross, black-footed albatross, African penguin, and Humboldt penguin.
Marine reptiles: marine iguana, loggerhead sea turtle, green sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, olive ridley sea turtle, Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, flatback sea turtle, and leatherback sea turtle.
Marine fish: Prince Alfreds ray, Alfred manta, whale shark, all types of sawfishes, shortnose sturgeon, European sturgeon, humphead wrasse, green humphead parrotfish, totoaba, and all species of coelacanths.
Other types: Polycyathus chaishanensis sp. and Pseudosiderastrea formosa Pichon.