The orca is the largest member of the dolphin family. The males can reach up to almost 10 m and have a very high dorsal fin, up to 1.8 m. Orcas can travel at 55 km/h - quite fast - however slower than their favourite prey: the tuna. As a result, we can often watch these animals lurking around small fisher boats to pinch the tuna directly of fishing lines.
Presence in the Strait of Gibraltar: July/August
Other names: killer whale, great killer whale, grampus