GALAPAGOS BLACKFISH FACTS

  • Category:
    Blackfish
  • Family:
    Delphinidae

Five species or Blackfish have been recorded in Galapagos. The blackfish include the largest members of the dolphin family: the killer and pilot whales. They are predominantly black with conspicuous dorsal fins. The jaws contain many well-developed conical teeth, but the beak is small or lacking. Like other dolphins they are highly social, fast and acrobatic, often breaching, spy-hopping and lobtailing. They are extremely effective and powerful pack-hunters, able to catch fish, squid, and in some cases, marine mammals.

SHORT-FINNED PILOT

KILLER WHALE OR ORCA

FALSE KILLER WHALE

MELON-HEADED WHALE

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