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Killer whale - Wikipedia


The killer whale or orca (Orcinus orca) is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales have a diverse ...

Orca | killer whale - Facts and information - WDC


Orcas, also known as killer whales, are are the largest member of the dolphin family. Threats to orcas include hunting and captivity.

Orca | Killer Whale Species Guide - Whale and Dolphin Conservation


Orcinus orca species guide. Facts and information about the orca or killer whale, an apex predator and the largest member of the dolphin family.

Orca | Basic Facts About Orcas | Defenders of Wildlife


The orca, or "killer whale" (Orcinus orca) is a toothed whale and is the largest member of the dolphin family. It is highly social and composed of matrilineal family ...

Orca | National Geographic


Orcas, or killer whales, are the largest of the dolphins and one of the world's most powerful predators. They feast on marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, ...

Orcas: Facts About Killer Whales - Live Science


Nov 20, 2014 ... Orcas, or killer whales, are a highly intelligent, social species that lives in pods and can cooperatively hunt for prey.

Orcas (Killer Whales), Orcinus orca ~ MarineBio.org


Find out what's known about Orcas (Killer Whales), Orcinus orca, Mammalia, Cetacea, Delphinidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding behaviors, ...

Killer whale <em>(Orcinus orca)</em> :: NOAA Fisheries


The endangered Southern Resident killer whale is one of NOAA Fisheries' Species in the Spotlight. Killer whales can grow as long as 32 feet (10 m) and can ...

Killer Whales Are Actually Dolphins - Today I Found Out


Apr 26, 2011 ... Today I found out “Killer Whales”, or Orcas, are actually dolphins. In fact, they are the largest member of the dolphin family, Delphinidae.

CWR - orca - Center for Whale Research


Name: The Latin name is Orcinus orca. Common names are orca or killer whale, while other names include blackfish, grampus and killer. Most English-speaking ...