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Unique in continental Europe, Marineland's enormous Orca Fjord offers an up-close look at these giants of the sea with exceptional abilities. Of all cetaceans, the Killer Whale, or Orca as it is also known, is an easily recognisable species. Its black and white coat and characteristic dorsal fin shape make it easy to identify. The Orca Fjord features a large enclosure with several thousand seats facing a 64 m long, 6 m high panoramic window to watch the Killer Whales both under and above the water.
At any time of the day, you can get close to these iconic cetaceans at the Marineland Côte d'Azur Animal Park. And every day, animal presentations and educational activities are offered by the animal keepers. Inspired by natural behaviour, the presentations showcase the Killer Whale's most impressive skills. Including hunting, courtship and play, the Killer Whales perform exceptional feats.
The educational activities that take place on the "orca terrace" close to the tank, are an opportunity for the keepers to present the whales' daily life and the very strong social bonds that unite the individuals in a group, particularly mothers and their young. The water comes from the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
This natural seawater is drawn from 600 m offshore and 70 m deep to ensure consistent quality and temperature. The water quality of the pools is continuously monitored by a specialised company and the depth of the pools is well above international standards. The tank is subdivided into 5 interconnecting spaces and the depth of the main orca tank is 11 m.
The Killer Whale (Orcinus orca), is a marine mammal and the largest in the dolphin family.
Each day, there are numerous presentations and educational activities with killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks, etc.
A privileged interaction with the keepers who will bring you close to the animals to better understand them.