Killer Whale (Orcinus Orca)
Háhyrningur, Schwertwal, Orque,épaulard, Espadarte, Spækhugger, Spekkhogger
Killer whales or Orcas are the largest of the dolphins and the male dorsal fin can get up to 1.8m high and very triangular whereas the females dorsals are curved. Each group is thought to have their own dialect and males stay with their mothers throughout their lives. They hunt like wolves, perfectly choreographed, some families feeding on marine mammals and some families only eating fish. Keiko (Free Willy) actually came from Iceland and so his family could be seen on our tours.
Rarely seen in Eyjafjörður/Akureyri.