Learn about Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

Max length: 9.5 m

Max weight: 8 tons

Contrasting black and white markings with a tall, wide dorsal fin (smaller and curved in females), the orca is easy to identify.  Rarely seen in Curacao waters, but has been known to approach the reef.  The orca can be seen in groups of just a few or up to 30.  


Oceanic Cetacean Map

Cetacean in the Caribbean waters

You will find this specific Cetacean in the Caribbean sea
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They will allow boats to come near, however as transient orcas prey on other whales and dolphins – swimmers should never enter the water.
Extinct in Wild
Critically Endangered
Near Threatened
Least Concern