D-type orca

A rare D-type orca specimen is swimming in the Drake Passage. This ecotype has been discovered in the 50’s in New Zealand where a pod was stranded. Later, in 2005, a French scientist took some photographs of this new species. It has been only studied by scientists in 2019. These D-type killer whales can be identified thanks to their rounded head, their pointier and narrower dorsal fin, and a very small white eye patch. They are also several feet shorter in length than the other ecotypes.