Orcas (killer whales)

Although commonly known as the killer whale, the orca is the largest member of the dolphin family. They are known for their intelligence and presence in aquatic theme parks.

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Orcas (killer whales)

Are working with killer whales scary?

This depends on if you are scared of the anmimals theselves or even the deep water,so basically,it up to you if it's scary or not :)

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Orcas (killer whales)

When did killer whales become threatened?

Killer whales (Orcinus orca) faced their most serious threat during WWII. All of the countries involved in that conflict had to have anti-submarine warfare capabilities for their own protection. Practice submarines were expensive to make and difficult to control, so the nations of the world used killer whales instead because it was a known fact that they were man-killers. We bombed them, strafed them and dropped depth charges on them wherever we found them, and we not only declared war on them, we didn't even have the grace to notice when they surrendered.

It is easy to assume that Killer whales have always been the non-aggressive creatures we see today, but just remember that every culture on the face of the earth that has an ocean shoreline has, in its legends, tales of killer whales munching on the citizenry.

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Alligators and Crocodiles
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Which is stronger a killer whale or a crocodile?

Whale

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Do Bottlenose Dolphins and Killer Whales get along?

no the killer whale is in the family of the dolphins! but that doesn't stop orcas well killer whales eating dolphins so they don't get along at all there both of them ain't the same size

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Animal Behavior
Orcas (killer whales)

Are killer whales violent?

Killer whales are wild animals and so should be treated with respect. They do not always kill everything they see, and there have been very few cases of Orcas (Killer Whales) harming humans in the oceans, despite divers having filmed their social behaviour while in close proximity. They have a highly developed social structure and research now suggests they share a common language. There have been recent occasions of Orcas acting violently in captivity although with their high intelligence they probably detest being captive.

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What is the percentage of killer whales in Florida?

63 percent

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Do killer whales play with their food?

Yes they do.

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Do killer whales eat squid?

yes they do
Orcas will eat anything and if a squid was the only thing left then yes they would eat it.

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How does a killer whale raise its baby?

In the exact same way humans do,by loving them and teaching them new things,simple :)

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What is the group of killer whales called?

A pod.

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Gulls (Seagulls)

Do Orcas eat seagulls?

Yes they do often eat seagulls. In fact the whales can vomit up the fish they have swallowed so that the regurgitation may float on the water and attract a seagull - the whale then rises from under the water and chomps its jaws on the gull to take it down into the water where the whale will drown the gull before it is swallowed.

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What fish get eaten by a killer whale?

Tuna. Other whales (mammals) like the blue whale.

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Antarctica
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What helps the killer whale survive Antarctica?

It has a 3 cm (about 1 inch) of blubber, on its body. It has more nearer to the center of its body, keeping the killer whale warm, and protecting the organs from attack.

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Are killer whales omnivore?

no they are carnivors

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History, Politics & Society
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Where did shamu die?

shamu the original whale died after living in captivity for 6 years of an infection in the blood.....but I'm not sure where is he died.......sorry :(

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What does a killer whale eat?

They usually eat anything smaller then them.

Killer Whales eat a wide range of food, including turtles, seals and many types of fish (which they beach on land to catch) fish and even sharks. Killer whales also attack much larger whales, like the blue whale.

A lot of people falsely believe that killer whales eat dolphins. This is untrue, because killer whales are actually dolphins themselves. The name whale is commonly given to smaller whales. The pilot whale and the melon headed whale is also a type of Dolphin.

In summary, they eat squid, fish, seals, sealions, other whales, and even seabirds. They don't get eaten because they are apex predators.

Orcas (aka Killer Whales) eat fish, any birds they can catch, also they eat many types of marine mammals include seals, whales, blue whales, sperm whales etc. They also eat fish like great white sharks and salmon. They also sometimes eat moose and caribo.

There are no orca attacks on humans in the wild.

Orcas eat many things, that is why they are most commonly called killer whales. Orcas eat fish, squid, turtles, dolphins, sea birds, and even other whales.

An Orca's diet consists of squid, fish, pelagic fish, sea birds, sea turtles, seals, baby whales ,porpoises, and sometimes other big whales.

In the Antarctic, orcas eat about 67% fishes, 27% marine mammals and 6% squid. In the Bering Sea near Alaska, they eat about 65% fishes, 20% squids and 15% marine mammals.

orcas occasionnaly eat dolphins, they eat stingrays by flipping them ober on their backs so they go limp sometimes they leave them limp there and come back later for a snack, they are called killer whales because they eat their own kind( i don't believe that) but they are very kind creatures and many are killed and still being so we need to save them.
it can eat couple spieces of sharks

it can eat fish too

it is at the top of the food chain
Fish, seals, and other marine life that are smaller than them.
Fish, seals, sometimes smaller dolphin species.

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Aquatic Mammals
Whales
Blue Whales

Does a blue whale eat octopus?

No.They eat a tiny sea creatures - krill or plankton. An Adult blue whale can eat up to 40 million creatures per day - that's nearly 3500 kilograms of it.. They need 1.5 million kilocalories of energy per day and so, they eat nonstop.

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How do killer whales obtain oxygen?

A single blowhole on top of the head is covered by a muscular flap.•

A killer whale breathes through its blowhole.•

The blowhole is relaxed in a closed position, and the flap provides a water-tight seal. To open its blowhole, a killer whale contracts the muscular flap.

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What hunts the killer whale?

Humans hunt them illegally for their blubber.

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Sharks
Tiger Sharks
Orcas (killer whales)

What can eat tiger sharks?

Somthing that likes the taste and can kill a tiger shark

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Whales
Orcas (killer whales)

Where is shamu found?

in Seaworld (Orlando, FL)

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How can you tell if an orca is a boy or a girl?

You can tell an adult female from a male (and vice versa) by the difference in the size of it's dorsal fin, and males have notably bigger jaws. At a juvenile age, however, distinguishing the two is much more difficult.

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Whales
Orcas (killer whales)

What classification does a horses humans and whales belong to?

Type your answer here... mammals

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How much does Shouka the Killer Whale weigh?

4,500

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Squid
Orcas (killer whales)
Cephalopods

What is a squid?

A squid is a member of the cephalopod family. It is closely related to octopus and cuttlefish. They are one of the most advanced members of the group of animals that contains snails and clams.


squids are ten-armed cephalopods with slender bodies and pairs of rounded or triangular caudal fins and varying in length from 4-6 in. (10-15 cm) to 60-80 ft. (18-24 m).
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