Killer Whales

Killer Whales

Also known as Orca, this large black and white species is easily identified, however it is the largest species of Dolphin on the planet and not a whale as often thought.

 

 

Males can reach 9m in length and the females are slightly smaller at around 6-7metres. This species is very easily identified, mainly black on top, the entire underside is white, and there have a white side stripe and white eye patch. There is also a grey saddle patch directly behind the dorsal fin. The males can easily be identified even at a distance by their huge dorsal fin, in a fully grown adult male it can reach up to 6ft (1.8m) high, whereas the fins of the females and calves are smaller and more falcate, or curved.

Killer Whales

Also known as Orca, this large black and white species is easily identified, however it is the largest species of Dolphin on the planet and not a whale as often thought.