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The Orca (or Killer Whale) generates so much power with its flukes (its tail) that it can breach and completely clear the water with a minimal run up to the launch. Its flukes are moved up and down, as with all whales (and dolphins, which are a subgroup of the whales). Answer The animal dives down under water and using its tail (just as it does to move horizontally), it swims upwards as fast as it can. The generated momentum carries it up and out of the water. The Orca can launch itself completely clear of the water. It uses it powerful flukes and that "running start" to do this. Use the link to a short video of a Killer Whale. Then ask yourself how you'd like to be the kayaker in this little home movie. (The picture quality is quite good.)
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Yes they do. They can completely clear the water when they choose to do so. A link is provided to the Wikipedia article on the Orca.
it needs to swim down 100 feet in order for it to jump
Orcas can live in both cold and warm waters, but they prefer cold.
Yes and so does any under water mammal
Yes, occasionally on orca will head up a deep river. In, fact, where i live in Canada an orca swam into Hudson Bay, and 250 kms inland to Baker Lake. It had apparently lived t…here for some months, until the local inuit decided to kill it for food. It is rare for them to head up river though. It all depends on whether the lake has enough food to sustain them or not. This lake happened to be full of fish, as well as seals (also rare for them to stay in freshwater). I know for a fact that dolphins and belugas can stay in rivers and lakes for long periods of time.
Since they are mammals, they can't stay underwater forever like fish. They have to poke their head over the surface of the ocean every 20 minutes to prevent drowning.
Killer whales don't breath underwater. They hold their breath underwater and breath air through their blowhole, which is like their nose on top of their head. They mostly stay… underwater for 3 to 8 minutes. However, longer periods of up to 30 minutes have been recorded.
10 to 14 minutes at the most. I watched a documentary where an Orca beached itself and was out of water for 18 hours.
yes they do,orca whales eat penguins and penguins live in the Antarctic.
i don't know but I am only 6 years old.
They live in the oceans, in saltwater.
no, they swim over warm and deep waters sometimes
They are ocean whales and live in saltwater.
Orcas usually spout when they are breathing through their blowhole. It can only happen when they are on the surface.
They can live in anything between 0c to tropical temps