ORCAS AND DOLPHINS

Orcas are known as a “keystone” species, which means they are critically important for maintaining the health of marine ecosystems. Their existence has a profound and pervasive impact on the balance and functioning of the ecosystem. Also known as Killer whales, Orcas are top predators in most marine ecosystems and impact the populations of common prey, such as seals and sea lions in breeding areas.

Dolphins are important predators in marine ecosystems, playing a key role in regulating populations of fish and other marine animals. Dolphins are socially skilled, intelligent, agile, joyful, and playful creatures that share many emotional similarities with humans. There is an impressive range of different species of dolphin and they all have their own unique identities and characteristics!