False Killer Whale

Three new records of cetacean species for Aruba, Leeward Antilles, southern Caribbean


Very little information exists about the cetaceans of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire (ABC Islands), in the southern Caribbean. During the first dedicated cetacean surveys for the coastal waters of Aruba, photographic evidence for the occurrence of false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) and spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) was obtained. These represent the first confirmed records of P. crassidens and S. frontalis for the ABC Islands and of S. longirostris for Aruba. 

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