LOS GIGANTES

cetaceans

CACHALOT / SPERM WHALE

Marine mammal that’s about 15 meters approximately in length and 50 tons in weight.

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It is characterized by having a square head with a sloping blow and a very small dorsal fin. With respect to their movement, they are appreciated for their high jumps after which they disappear, or for remaining still on the surface. The immersion of the sperm whale can reach 3,000 meters.

PILOTWHALE

Species of cetacea odontoceti, characterized by the round black medium dorsal fin.

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It is approximately five meters in length and weighs a maximum of 4 tons. They are usually seen in small groups guided by a pilot male, and are often resting on the surface. Its immersion can reach up to 1,000 meters.

CUVIER'S BEACKED WHALE

Species of cetacea odontoceti of approximately 6 meters in length and 3 tons of maximum weight.

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They move in small groups, characterized by a white head color. In addition they usually give high heels to later disappear. They can reach an immersion of up to 1,200 meters.

RUGGED TOOTHED DOLPHIN

Species of cetacea odontoceti characterized by a snout followed by white lips. 

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Its length is approximately 2 meters and a maximum weight of 160 kilograms. They are very calm dolphins that go in groups with synchronized movements.

BRYDE'S WHALE

Species of cetaceans mysticeti very common to see in Isla Bonita, about 15 meters in length and 25 tons in weight.

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Usually it is a speciea that is sighting alone or mothers with calves. It is characterized by a spike dorsal fin, inclined and located far on the back.

BLAINVILLE'S BEACKED WHALE

Species of cetacea odontoceti of 5 meters of length and maximum one ton of weight.

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They are usually found in small groups and are characterized by their yellowish-colored head and lower jaw raised upwards. Their dive can reach 1,200 meters deep.

COMMON DOLPHIN

Species of odontoceti cetaceans with a characteristic shape of a sand clock.

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Its length is approximately two meters and 120 kilograms maximum weight. Adults are differentiated by a spot on their dorsal fin. They are usually quiet dolphins.

ATLANTIC SPOTTED DOLPHIN

Species of cetacea odontoceti of 1,5 meters of length and maximum 150 kilograms of weight.

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It is a very active dolphin and the smallest of his family. Only adults and sub-adults have spots on their skin.

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