Hi my name is Kelsey and I am almost 11 years old. I want to be a Marine
Biologist when I grow up. I live in Austin, Texas and my family and I like
to drive to Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christie to the ocean because I
love it there.
My question is: Are there any Orcas in the Gulf of Mexico? What kind of
whales do live there?
Hi Kelsey! I was born in Austin, and I lived in both Houston and
Galveston. Yes, there are killer whales (orcas) in the Gulf. There are
actually 28 different species of whales and dolphins that are known to occur
in the Gulf, although 19 probably only regularly occur there. The most
common large whale that lives in the Gulf is the sperm whale, which
surprises a lot of people.
Check out the MMS website on whales and dolphins of the Gulf of Mexico:
There is also a free whale/dolphin poster you can order from MMS, just
follow the links at that page.
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