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  1. Feb 06,  · Killer whales are formidable opponents of the great white — long thought to be kings of the ocean — according to a study published Author: Hannah Sparks.
  2. Dec 24,  · The new show is about killer whales’ role in the ocean ecosystem, behaviors the animals exhibit in the wild, the importance of conservation to their habitat and animal welfare practices at SeaWorld.
  3. In other hunts, killer whales will pick out a young whale and pursue it relentlessly, trying to prevent it from surfacing for air. Using another clever hunting technique, killer whales literally jump out of the water and may even temporarily beach themselves just to coax seals into the water. When the frightened seals jump in, members of the.
  4. Jul 16,  · In October , tourists in a whale-watching boat off the Farallon Islands, near San Francisco, witnessed two killer whales attack a great white shark and consume its liver.
  5. Killer whales are taught these behaviors—they aren’t inherited through DNA. In some killer whale populations, culture revolves around what foods they eat: whether they specialize in hunting a single food (just fish, just seals, or just penguins, for example), or if they’ll munch on whatever they can catch.
  6. May 27,  · Researchers identify individual killer whales by the size and shape of their dorsal fins, the shape of the saddle-shaped, light patch behind the dorsal fin, and marks or scars on their dorsal fins or bodies. Identifying and cataloging whales based on natural markings and characteristics is a type of research called photo-identification.
  7. Killer whale, (Orcinus orca), also called orca, largest member of the dolphin family (Delphinidae). The killer whale is easy to identify by its size and its striking coloration: jet black on top and pure white below with a white patch behind each eye, another extending up each flank, and a variable “saddle patch” just behind the dorsal fin.. Despite the fact that this cetacean is a.

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