Category Archives: Marine Mammals

Bottlenose Dolphin. Photo credit- Henkjan Kievit: SHAPE/DCNA

Bottlenose Dolphin

The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is one of the most common dolphin species that migrates through the waters of the Dutch Caribbean Islands.
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Caribbean Monk Seal

A few hundred years before being formerly declared extinct in 1996, the Caribbean Monk Seal was a major and common predator in our coral reef ecosystems.

Cetacean monitoring

The Wider Caribbean Region is gaining more and more attention as a critical feeding and nursery habitat for marine mammals. So far, 34 species of marine

Humpback Whale

Our species of the week is the majestic Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), which migrates through the waters of the Dutch Caribbean Islands during the winter months.


The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) is often misunderstood and feared. Despite its name, it's actually not a whale, but belongs to the dolphin family.