by firmm Team
Like every year this season we were also really looking forward to see the male orca Camacho and the female matriarch. These two are the older members of their whole family and therefore the main players in their community. You are able to recognize those two by their very special-formed dorsal fin.
While we could watch the matriarch more often this season, Camacho was never along. Apparently Camorro took his place in the community instead. We have been watching him growing and he is probably the son of Camacho and the matriarch.
We were afraid that something happened to Camacho, perhaps even dying of old age. Camacho has been known since firmm was founded in 1998 and we suppose that at this time he was 20 years old because his dorsal fin was already full grown. So now he must be at least 35 years old, a very good age, considering that the average age of a male orca is 30 years and the maximum age is 50.
Even though we really miss him, we are also happy that Camorro apparently took his place in the pack. We wish him a very long and successful life as well.